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WINTER 1976 




Winter 1976 
Volumes, Numbcrl 

Table of Contents 

2 Education and the future 

Howard Ozmon 

6 Food faddism 

Betty Moore 

10 The saving of Saint 

13 How to save your Grand- 
ma Moses 

14 Selling the university 

17 VCU Annual Fund Report 

29 When James Branch 
Cabell went to VCU 

Maurice Duke 

31 What's so special about 
Special Collections? 

Vesta Lee Gordon 

33 Did you know . . . 

37 Whatever happened to . . . 

42 Sports 

George B. Roycroft 

James L. Dunn 

Director of Alumni Activities 

Anne-Marie D. Eggleston 
Assistant to the Director 

Mary Margaret C. Fosmark 
Alumni Records Officer 

VCU Magazine is published 
quarterly for alumni and 
friends by Virginia Common- 
wealth University, Alumni 
Activities Office, Richmond, 
Virginia 23284. Telephone 
(804) 770-7124. 

Copyright © 1976 by Virginia 
Commonwealth Universit}/ 

Cover: Our cover story by 
Howard Ozmon examines 
the future of education in an 
article beginning on page 2. 
The cover design is by Don 
Denny, University Graphics, 
Department of Communi- 
cation Arts and Design. 

The price of moving 

Can you imagine keeping up an address 
book containing 32,000 names? That's the 
task constantly before the Alumni Activi- 
ties Office as it attempts to keep track 
of those who have studied at the Medical 
College of Virginia, the Richmond Pro- 
fessional Institute, and Virginia Com- 
monwealth University. Needless to say, 
it is no easy job. 

Every quarter, as many as 2,000 copies 
of VCU Mfl^'flzH!? go undelivered because 
of incorrect addresses. And although we 
try to keep our records current, it is 
impossible unless we are informed of 
changes of address. Normally, the post 
office lets us know when an alumnus has 
moved and left a forwarding address. 
But that service costs money — now 
twenty-five cents for each address correc- 
tion, or approximately $2,000 a year. 

If you are among the fourth of our 
alumni who will change their addresses 
within the next twelve months, you can 
help us. Please let us know your new 
address. We have included a change of 
address form elsewhere in this issue for 
your convenience. 

Among those responding to the arti- 
cle in our fall issue "Clearing the Air on 
MCV Admissions" was C. Wayne 
Taylor, of Williamsburg, Virginia, a 1975 
graduate in business administration. In 
his letter Mr. Taylor took issue with the 
statement that conscience dictates the 
enrollment of more minority students, 
referring to MCV's practice of sometimes 
giving preference to minorits' applicants, 
be they women, blacks, or those from 
rural areas. He asked, "What is there 
about the conscience that demands the 
admissions committees accept minorit\- 
students as such? 

"The only apparent pressure that 
should be felt by the admissions commit- 
tees is to improve their evaluation 
methods. ... If conscience dictates any- 
thing, it dictates that adniissions proce- 
dures and evaluations are conducted 
fairly and impartially. It does not dictate 
that applicants be selected on the basis of 
their race or sex as suggested." 

Recently, the California Supreme 
Court ruled that the medical school 
admissions policy at the University of 
California at Da\'is was unconstitutional 
because it gave preference to minorih' 
groups because of their race. The Uni- 
versity of California will likely appeal its 
state court's decision to the U.S. Su- 
preme Court. 

In this issue VCU Magazine examines 
the undergraduate admissions policies at 
the university's academic division, as 
well as facts about food faddism and the 
future of education. TTiere also are 
articles about the special collections of 
the Cabell Librar>' and the art history 
department's paintings conservation 


As in past issues, several illustrations in 
our winter issue are by students in the 
communication arts and design depart- 
ment's University Graphics workshop. 
The illustration on page 3 was designed 
and photographed by Dick Rabil; the 
drawing of the embr\'o is by CaroK-n 
Vibbert. D.A. Hurley did the illustration 
on page 6. The magazine's cover was 
designed by Don Denny, and Teresa 
Garland designed the cover for the 
1975-1976 VCU Annual Fund Report 

Bob Hart took the photographs for the 
article entitled "The Sa\ing of Saint 
Cecilia." The photograph of Mrs. Cabell 
was taken by W. C. Sleeman. Dale 
Quarterman photographed the VCU 
quilt. Da\id R. White shot the pictures 
of the 1975-1976 basketball team and 
Oliver Hall. All other photographs in 
this issue were taken bv John Frischkom. 

Education and the future 

By Howard Ozmon 

Ours is an age concerned not so much 
with the past as with the future. Witness 
the rash of science-fiction paperbacks 
and the popularity of television programs 
such as "Star Trek" and "Space 1999." 
The World Future Society, only eight 
years old, already boasts a membership 
of 17,000. Across the country, colleges 
and universities, including VCU, teach 
more than 1,000 courses dealing with the 
future. Some institutions — the University 
of Minnesota for one — even offer degree 
programs in future studies. 

Several factors are responsible for the 
steady increase in future studies. Among 
the reasons most often listed are (1) 
rising concern about ecological destruc- 
tion, (2) increasing awareness of a need 
for planning by business and other 
institutions, (3) achievements in aero- 
space exploration, (4) scarcity of natural 
resources and the resulting energy short- 
age, (5) a declining quality of life, and 
(6) the magnetism of the year 2000 as a 
millennial turning point. Technological 
advances of all kinds have spurred an 
interest in and a concern for the future, 
and developments in any given field 
encourage developments in other fields. 
Successful heart transplants, for exam- 
ple, have encouraged scientists to con- 
sider other transplants. Research into 
interplanetary travel, tirhe travel, deep- 
freezing, synthetic foods, roadless 
vehicles, ocean farming, and direct 
democracy through computerized 
systems engender a wide range of 
speculation. Not only do such develop- 
ments necessitate our thinking about 
their possible uses, but they also force 
upon us their ethical and social implica- 
tions as well. 

The publication of Alvin Toffler's Fu- 
ture Shock in 1970 generated considerable 

Howard Ozmon, professor of education, is the 
author of numerous books and articles dealing 
with education, philosophy, and the future. 
In 1970 he joined the faculty at VCU, where 
he teaches courses in foundations of education 
and philosophy of education. He is also 
regional coordinator of the World Future 
Society. Dr. Ozmon received a bachelor's 
degree in philosophy from the University of 
Virginia and master's and doctoral degrees in 
education from Columbia University. 

interest in the future. Toffler, writing in 
a style with universal appeal, discussed 
such things as the Throw-Away Society, 
the Fractured Family, a growing Ad- 
hocracy, Overchoice, Genetic Manipula- 
tion, and other activities presently being 
considered by futurists. Toffler deftly 
listed changes taking place in such a way 
as to bring them home to every indi- 
vidual, and the term "future shock" has 
now become a part of our vocabulary. 
Paradoxically, Toffler explained that the 
way to avoid future shock is to speed up 
change so that we can reach a new 
plateau of stability, a breathing spot, 
before beginning the process of change 
all over again. 

The Future of Education 

Toffler also outlined views on educa- 
tion in Future Shock and has dealt with 
the topic extensively in other books as 
well. He points out, for example, "our 
schools face backward to a dying system, 
rather than forward to the emerging new 
society." In Learning for Tomorrow he goes 
on to say "So long as the rate of 
technological change in such a commun- 
ity stays slow, so long as no wars, 
invasions, epidemics or other natural 
disasters upset the even rhythm of life, it 
is simple for the tribe to formulate a 
workable image of its own future, since 
tomorrow merely repeats today." Today 
we know this is no longer true; yet, our 
educational systems often deal with the 
world as a static system. The problem is 
reminiscent of that recounted in The 
Saber-Tooth Curriculum where the author 
shows that litfle or no change is necessi- 
tated in education until the encroaching 
glacier makes current practices out-of- 
date. Today we still continue to teach 
theories and practices that are no longer 
useful in improving or maintaining the 
life of the tribe. Toffler says that even 
today "most schools, colleges and uni- 
versities base their teaching on the 
usually tacit notion that tomorrow's 
world will be basically familiar: the 
present writ large." We now realize that 
this is most unlikely. It is more likely 
that the future will be radically different 
from the world as we now know it. StiU, 
we continue to educate people not for a 
future time, not even perhaps for a 

present time, but for a past time. 

James Herndon, in Hozv To Survive in 
Your Native Land, remarks that while his 
classes are engaged in new and creative 
activities, other classes in the same 
school are slaving over lessons about 
Egypt. One could compile a lengthy 
catalog of obsolete courses which should 
be replaced with those more germane to 
today's and tomorrow's needs. For 
example, schools emphasize penmanship 
instead of typing, forbid students to use 
calculators in math classes, teach spelling 
and the diagramming of sentences in- 
stead of creative writing, drill pupUs in 
phonics instead of teaching speed tead- 
ing, and so on. The inordinate attention 
schools give to maintaining the status 
quo may represent the attitude of those 
who really run the schools — our school 
boards and our state legislatures. Fre- 
quently, such people promote a more 
conservative viewpoint and faO to see the 
need for change in education if it is to 
keep up with changes in society at large. 

When John Dewey championed "pro- 
gressive" education in the early 1900s, he 
suggested continual change. Progres- 
sivism was often referred to as experi- 
mental, for Dewey believed education 
should be a continuing experimental 
activity. Some interpreted Dewey's ideas 
as a "life adjustment" approach; Dewey, 
however, felt that education must not 
only help people deal with present 
problems but also must help them be- 
come agents of change. This idea has 
been accentuated by such educational 
reconstructionists as George Counts and 
Theodore Brameld, who emphasize the 
change aspect of the progressive move- 
ment. Progressivism has influenced 
American education widely, but more in 
terms of methods than philosophy, and 
many people still do not associate pro- 
gressivism with a strong orientation to- 
ward change. 

Reconstructionists, understandably 
enough, are critical of contemporary 
society. They point out the contradictions 
and hypocrisies of modern life. This, 

Long-range developments in birth tech- 
nology, symbolized in the illustration at right 
by Dick Rabil, will have a profound effect 
upon education in the future. 


they feel, is one of the functions educa- 
tion should perforin. In addition to 
criticizing society, they strive to orient 
students toward becoming agents of 
change. Counts, for example, suggests 
that educators should infiltrate those 
areas where great change can be 
achieved, such as the political realm. He 
also suggests that teachers run for 
political office or become active in organi- 
zations that promote change. Reconstruc- 
tionists feel that students should think 
more about such things as world gov- 
ernment, a world without schools, and 
approaches to ending war, bigotry, and 

Although educators have not seriously 
heeded the philosophies espoused by 
progressivists and reconstructionists, 
they have awakened to the gnawing 
need for change. During the last decade 
we have seen a rash of school programs 
sparked by cries oirevdance and innova- 
tion . Teachers were encouraged to inno- 
vate, although innovation was often of 
the most trivial kind, and relevance was 
interpreted to mean relevance to a sys- 
tem that was in decay. Very few of the 
programs developed during this period 
changed education in any lasting way. 
Their very frivolousness has today led to 
a counterreaction among parents and 
other lay people who are calling for a 
return to basics and the kind of au- 
thoritarian school structure which existed 
some fifty years ago. 

In many quarters, however, there is a 
more sober assessment being made of 
the needs of education, not only for 
today but also for tomorrow. The World 
Future Society has sponsored a number 
of workshops for teachers in an effort to 
get them to think about the future. Such 
workshops have spawned a number of 
the programs on the future found in 
elementary and secondary schools. 
Educators are now becoming increasingly 
aware that they are educating students 
who must function as productive citizens 
many years after their days in the 
classroom. It was this kind of concern 
that led Dewey to point out that the facts 
we teach children today may be out-of- 
date by the time they graduate. Thus, he 
emphasized a problem-solving method 
which he felt would be as useful in the 
future as it was in the present. 

There has been a great deal of specula- 
tion as to where our schools are headed 
as well as to the course they should 
follow in the years ahead. Some futurists 
have suggested such things as longer 
hours for preschoolers, extending formal 
education from birth to death, selective 
breeding to raise IQ's, and increased use 
of electronic media to aid learning. 

Long-range predictions usually start 
with birth technology. It is possible that 
future prospective parents will be able to 
predetermine the sex of a child and to 
program the child's IQ, looks, and 
personality. Embryo transplants may be- 

come widespread. Parents may be able to 
select twins or triplets. Children may be 
born in artificial wombs. Parents may 
one day purchase embryos in a 
babytorium. Some children may even 
have more than two biological parents. 
(Experiments with the embroys of mice 
show that when several embryos are 
placed into a dish they form one embryo 
which, when implanted in another 
mouse, produces offspring that have the 
characteristics of each mouse and all of 
the accompanying genetic traits.) There 
is also the possiblity of cloning, the 
production of several people, or even an 
infinite number, who are exactly alike. 
Such developments most certainly will 
have a profound effect upon education 
and will necessitate changes in the way 
we look at children. 

As such chOdren grow up, more of 
their education may be obtained at home 
through various media, such as TV, 
tapes, radio, and movies. There may also 
be twenty-four-hour day-care centers 
where parents can leave children for 
extended periods of time, visiting them 
only when they choose. 

Toffler describes the possible develop- 
ment of Professional Parentals who may 
one day take care of your child. You may 
even see advertisements such as: 

Why let parenthood get you down? 
Let us raise your infant into a 
responsible, successful adult. Class 
A pro-family offers: father age 39, 
mother 36, grandmother 67, uncle 
and aunt, age 30, live in, hold 
part-time jobs. Four-child unit has 
opening for one, age 6-8. Regulated 
diet exceeds government standards. 
All adults certified in child de- 
velopment and management. Bio- 
parents permitted frequent visits. 
Telephone contact allowed. Child 
may spend summer vacations with 
bio-parents. Religion, art, music en- 
couraged by special arrangement. 
Five-year contract, minimum. Write 
for further details. 

If children are to have much of their 
education at home, it has been suggested 
that each house contain a small encapsu- 
lated classroom, a kind of egg-shaped 
plastic shell equipped with electronic 
gadgetry. Inside, the child could plug 
into computer banks or have films and 
cassettes played without disturbing other 
members of the family. Older children 
may get some of their education in cities 
where they could receive practical on- 
the-job training for activities useful later 
in life. 

No doubt the future will hold exciting 
educational opportunities for both men 
and women. Women, however, will 
likely benefit more since they, histori- 
cally, have not had equal access to educa- 
tion. It is still easier today to predict 
what women wUl do at age twenty-five 

than what men will do. Men can become 
doctors, lawyers, engineers, street clean- 
ers, soldiers. Most women become 
housewives and spend 43 percent of 
their time cooking, cleaning, shopping, 
and such. Today, although 31 million 
women work outside the home, more 
than 78 percent are employed in menial 
jobs. Only 15 percent are classified as 
professional or technical. At present only 
7 percent of American physicians are 
women. Similarly, they comprise only 3 
percent and 1 percent of the nation's 
lawyers and engineers, respectively. In 
the future, women will most likely have 
equal opportunities for employment and 
will work on all levels of the job ladder. 

Although these ideas are projections 
for the future, we can find the genesis of 
their development in some form at the 
present time. Theodore Brameld, for 
example, has long argued that students 
should be in school no more than 50 
percent of the time, that the remainder 
of their time should be spent outside the 
school in some community activity. This 
idea has been realized in such places as 
the Parkway School in Philadelphia and 
the Metro School in Chicago, both of 
which now operate "schools without 

Ivan lUich goes even further in De- 
schooling Society. He suggests that we 
need no schools at all. Illich, who makes 
a distinction between schooling and 
education, believes that education should 
be spread throughout society rather than 
being conducted only in special buildings 
provided for that purpose. He suggests 
that people should be educated on the 
job, at home, and wherever they may be 
during their day-to-day activities. Illich 
has also suggested the use of "learning 
webs" where people can pool informa- 
tion and talents with others. Some critics 
point out that we once went through a 
period in our history with no schools or 
with few schools. Others see Illich's idea 
has having great implication for the 
future; they contencl special buildings set 
aside for elementary, secondary, and 
higher education may be passe. Certain- 
ly, many changes are on the way for 
education; undoubtedly their efficiency 
and quality will be enhanced. 

Teaching the Future 

One important and pressing need in 
today's schools is for students to become 
more aware of the future. Toffler 
suggests that future studies become part 
of every educational program. Too often 
students are only now oriented. They 
need to see their ideas and aspirations in 
terms of possible future developments, 
plus the variety of alternatives that may 
be open. A number of schools today 
offer courses on the future for these 
purposes. Melbourne High School, serv- 
ing a community adjacent to Cape Ken- 
nedy, Florida, developed a course enti- 
tled "Twenty-First Century." The course 

Dr.Ozmon: ''Futurists have suggested longer hours for preschoolers, 
IQ's, md increased use of electronic media to aid lcarnin</." 

^tending formal education from birth to death, selective breeding to raise 

contained the following units: introduc- 
tion to the future, predicting the future, 
war and violence, race relations, work 
and leisure, man and machine, intelli- 
gence, communications, control of the 
mind, the politics of tomorrow, popula- 
tion, urbanization, genetics, life span, 
and what is man? These units incorpo- 
rated readings, games, and simulation. 
Such a course not only confronts stu- 
dents with their own values and the 
values of others, but also encourages 
them to think about where those values 
may lead. 

In my own fut;ires course at VCU, we 
deal with such areas as family, educa- 
tion, population, energy, art, architec- 
ture, communication, work, and gov- 
ernment. One could make an almost 
endless list of topics which can be dealt 
with from a futures point of view. 

Educators may approach the teaching 
of the future in a variety of ways. In 
order to get students to think about the 
future, some courses raise questions such 
as these: Where will you be in ten vears? 
What are some long-range projections 
regarding the family? What major 
changes do you see occurring in the 
years ahead? In some school there is 
even a game called What Ifl It asks such 
questions as What if your eyes were 
closed and you opened them in 1984? 
What would be the first thing you would 

see? or What if there were no schools and 
everyone haci to find his own education? 
Where would you begin? 

In some schools students work on 
projects which examine their possible life 
on Mars. Questions are posed as to what 
laws would they set. How would thev 
manage limited food and air supplies? 
What activities might they engage in on 
Mars? Students can be asked to develop 
an ideal society, focusing on such areas 
as economics, politics, social patterns, 
etc. They might even prepare a wheel 
showing how all of these various ac- 
tivities would interrelate to develop an 
efficient and harmonious societv. At one 
school students were asked to write their 
own obituaries, stating the cause of 
death, the year they died, and major 
activities performed during their lifetime. 
(One creative student reported that his 
death was caused b\ a monkev wrench 
dropped by a careless robot.) 

Students can engage in making short- 
and long-range forecasts using a variety 
of forecasting techniques. As part of this 
assignment, they could evaluate the 
forecasts of others. Students can be 
asked to write scenarios or science-fiction 
stories. They might even he encouraged 
to think about the future in terms of" 
such present-day facts as; 

1. The United States' population has 

only 6 percent of the world's 
population but consumes 30 per- 
cent of the world's energ\- output. 

2. Ten percent of the world's popu- 
lation is white. Ninet\' percent is 
black or yellow. 

3. The average length of time people 
of the United States spend ir\ any 
large cit\- is four years. 

These and other facts may engender 
interest in the future and ser\-e as the 
basis for report writing and discussion. 
Students might also use these facts as 
springboards for dramatizations and role 
placing. Many students seem to have a 
natural interest in the future. Teachers 
can use this interest to motivate students 
in the studv of mathematics, science, and 
art. Some children \\ho are not turned 
on by traditional approaches mav be 
motivated by the novel and direct appeal 
of future concerns. 

Since the \\orld of tomorro^^■ will be 
run b\- the children of today, it is \ital 
that we encourage young people to be 
concerned about the future and instill in 
them the idea that they can help shape 
the future according to their own goals 
and aspirations. Rather than \iew the 
future as something \\hich just happens, 
we need to look at it as something \\-hich 
we can. by our own efforts, make into a 
world of beautT,- and iiifinite promise. Z 


Abillion dollars worth of balderdash 

By Betty Moore 

If vitamin F, could bestow the sexual 
prowess of a Don Juan or a Cleopatra, 
sexologists such as Masters and Johnson 
might have a greatly diminished clientele. 

If huge doses of vitamin C could 
control the common cold (and at this 
time there is little evidence to suggest 
that it does), the possible hazard of 
kidney stones might make the sniffles a 
preferred disorder. 

If the grapefruit and egg diet or Dr. 
Atkins's low carbohydrate diet could 
safely melt ugly fat, then citrus crates 
and hens' nests would provide the new 
pharmacopoeia; Jean Nidetch, high priest- 
ess of Weight Watchers, might be 
stripped of her prestigious position; and 
the immensely popular tabloid National 
Enquirer would lose its perennially favor- 
ite topic: advice to the corpulent. 

Interest in nutrition is sweeping the 
country. Americans are fascinated by 
food and its role is achieving more 
buoyant health and well-being. Nutrition 
is moving beyond the biochemist's 
laboratory and the dietitian's calculator 
and into the public domain. This is as it 
should be. It is high time that consumers 
understand that they are what they eat. 

Good health does not exist without 
good nutrition, but nutrition is not a 
miracle. It is a young science whose 
sensible application can bestow rich 
benefits to the health — and pocketbooks 
— of Americans. (Health care now costs 
the nation $108 billion a year. Improved 
nutrition could save $5 billion annually.) 

But nutrition cannot guarantee, as 
nothing can, immunity from every con- 
ceivable disease or disability that besets 
modem man. Yet, such perfect assurance 
is the stuff from which the food faddists 
weave their magic. The faddists' glib 

Betty Moore is associate professor of nutrition 
in the School of Nursing at MCV. She 
received herB.S. degree from the University 
of North Carolina at Greejjsboro and her 
M.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 
State University, where she is a Ph.D. 
candidate. Moore is active in numerous 
dietetic and health associations, and in 1974 
she was named the "Distinguished Dietitian 
of the Year in Virginia." Besides nutrition, 
her major interest is restoring historic houses 
and gardens. 

prose and "potent panaceas" have 
seduced Americans into spending a bil- 
lion dollars annually on balderdash. 
Nutrition bunkum is the most 
widespread of the health quackeries. 

Why is balderdash so alluring to the 
public? What prompts us to spend vast 
sums on misleading, even fraudulent, 
pubhcations such as the Rodale Press's 
sensational magazine Prei'ention, Dr. At- 
kins' Diet Rei'olution, and Dr. Reuben's 
preposterous treatise on dietary fiber in 
his book The Save Your Life Diet? Such 
wasteful extravagance in the pursuit of 
health should not surprise us too much. 
Who among us does not yearn for 
Shangri-la? Who among us does not 
want his anxiety calmed, his aching flesh 
soothed, his spirit rekindled, his hope 
renewed? We dream of quick and easy 
routes to slenderness, complexions free 
of bump and wrinkle, spiritual serenity, 
freedom from gray hair, cancer, and 
heart disease — the list could go on. 

Most of us have some false beliefs 
about food. The health faddists are 
skilled communicators who capitalize — 
without guilt — upon our natural inclina- 
tion for easy gratification of our hearts' 
desires. The faddists know that the 
traditionalists sometime sound too sensi- 
ble and are unwilling to go out on a limb 
if the facts do not add up. The quacks 
think the traditionalists take the fun, the 
mystery, and the adventure out of eating 
for good health. 

It is true that traditionalists are some- 
times not imaginative enough. They 
could embellish their message \vith more 
excitement without jeopardizing its in- 
tegrity. Examples of books on sensible 
nutrition written in a scintillating stvle 
include Ronald Deutsch's Family Guide to 
Better Food and Better Health and Realities 
of Nutrition. Jean Mayer's Overweight: 
Causes, Cost and Control is also a highlv 
readable, authentic book. 

In contrast, the leading self-proclaimed 
nutritional gurus — such as Robert 
Rodale, Carlton Fredericks, and the late 
Adelle Davis — make up in purple prose 
what they lack in responsible interpreta- 
tion of scientific findings. A psvchologist 
who had read Preivntion magazine for 
sometime finally wrote to the editor 
objecting to the magazine's distortion of 

fact: he deplored its lack of concern for 
observing the fundamental rules of epis- 
temology governing the limits of knowl- 
edge. An editor's note in the March, 
1974, issue stated, "We confess that 
Prevention has always been more in- 
terested in striving for better health than 
for epistemological elegance." (Does he 
imagine that they are mutually exclu- 
sive?) Editor Rodale fancies that the 
exceedingly readable style of his writers 
lends verity to their exaggeration of 
health benefits attending heroic doses of 
kelp, lecithin, and the whole alphabet of 

The preeminent diet obsessions of 
Americans are obesity, super-nutrition 
\ia gargantuan doses of nutrition sup- 
plements, and the notion that our ag- 
ricultural bounty is shot through with 
deadly pollutants. Obesity is the one 
obsession of this trio that has credibilit\-; 
the others are, for the most part, mvth. 
Some of the fer\'ently held false tjeliefs 
about food include the \inegar-and- 
honey cure for arthritis, dietary fiber as a 
cure-all for most chronic diseases, and 
the claim that >ogurt and wheat germ 
(both delicious and nutritious foods) are 
endowed with unique \italizing powers. 

There is ample justification for our 
national concern about fatness. Obser\a- 
tion of any group confirms that about 
half of mechanized America is populated 
by fat folk. The scientific literature is 
replete with descriptions of the odious 
side effects of excess adiposity and its 
aggravation of heart and vessel disease, 
diabetes, and many other chronic health 
problems, especially high blood pressure. 
Those super statisticians the insurance 
actuaries ha^•e nothing positive to sav 
about poor girth control and longe\it\-. 
On the other hand. Dr. Hilde Bruch. the 
noted authority- on eating disorders. 
belie\es there may have been too much 
propaganda about corpulence — at least 
for some people. Dr. Bruch contends that 
some o\erly fat persons are harmed bv 
the national stigma against obesity, that 
they ha\e underhing ps\chological prob- 
lems the treatnient of which takes prece- 
dence over weight control. 

The popular press and other media 
continuously dingdong the public about 

their fat figures. Media people know that 
the public never wearies of being bom- 
barded with every conceivable kind of 
diet, that there is a ceaseless and 
understandable quest for improved self- 
image and enhanced vitality. Knowing 
that diet sells copy, nearly every issue of 
the popular magazines spotlights some 
new nutrition gimmick. A small portion 
of the dietary advice is sound from both 
a nutritional and psychological 
standpoint, but much of it is poppycock. 

Readers are often enticed by a sensa- 
tional caption on a cover. Frequently 
even a sound program is cloaked with a 
title inferring that some new magic has 
been discovered. A case in point is an 
article in the October, 1976, issue of the 
respectable monthly Woman's Day. This 
headline was emblazoned on its cover: 
"Peel Off Pounds While Eating What 
You Like — the New University Diet — 
Eating Is Okay." The message implies 
that a slim physique magically accrues 
while you enjoy unlimited culinary plea- 
sures. On reading the caption, the 
customer's fantasy immediately takes 
over; although his common sense says 
that hedonism and health seldom 
coexist, the buyer rationalizes that 
"maybe there is something new" and 
shells out the money for the magazine. 
In this case, the buyer was not really 
cheated. The article is a fairly good 
review of the behavioral modification 
theory as it concerns eating. This is a 
fairly new and respectable approach to 
weight control. In no way, however, 
does this recently developed theory 
allow limitless consumption of food. 
Furthermore, the inevitable dietetic 
arithmetic is there. The main concept of 
the approach is a sound one: that you 
learn, by careful study of your eating 
behavior as it relates to your whole 
lifestyle, how to substitute more suitable 
food habits for inappropriate ones, the 
objective being lifelong control of your 
eating habits. 

Another example of nutritional flap- 
doodle was recently featured in the 
banner headline of the sensational tab- 
loid National Enquirer: "New Diet 
Guarantees 100 Percent Freedom from a 
Heart Attack." Examination of the diet 
revealed it to be devoid of all oils and 
fats. But the absence of fat makes this 
National Enquirer diet unbalanced. Some 
fat is needed to facilitate the absorption 
of fat-soluble vitamins. In addition, 
fat — when used in modest amounts and 
in correct balance — serves a host of other 
purposes as well. 

David Reuben, in his book The Save 
Your Life Diet: High-Fiber Protection from 
Six of the Most Serious Diseases of American 
Life, said that if we could just get all of 
the cholesterol out of our bodies we 
could rid the world of heart attacks. It is 
this kind of statement by Reuben that 

makes his book a candidate for burning. 
Surprisingly, sexologist Reuben forgot, if 
he ever knew, that cholesterol is essen- 
tial for the production of sex hormones. 
Many believe that Dr. Reuben should 
limit himself to sex; that should keep 
him busy enough without meddling in 
cardiology, nutrition, gastroenterology, 
and proctology. But the guUible public is 
probably going to buy as many copies of 
his misleading treatise on fiber as they 
did his Everything You Always Wanted to 
Knoiv about Sex. 

In 1972 Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution: The 
High Calorie Way to Stay Thin rolled off 
the press and became the fastest selling 
book in the history of publishing. This 
should come as no surprise since the 
title suggests the realization of a dream 
that reaches back to the creation. But 
Atkins's book is the epitome of irrespon- 
sible and inexcusable journalism. Accord- 
ing to a statement published in 1973 by 
the Council on Foods and Nutrition of 
the American Medical Association, At- 
kins's regimen is generally without scien- 
tific merit. The council deplored Atkins's 
promotion of bizarre concepts on diet 
and nutrition as if they were established 
scientific principles. 

Why is Dr. Atkins's regimen in disre- 
pute with every health professional who 
has the slightest concern about sound 
nutrition? For one thing, Atkins claims 
that weight loss of up to five or more 
pounds per week can result whUe eating 
calorie-rich foods — so long as little or no 
sugar or starch is consumed. He advises 
eating minimal amounts of carbohydrates 
and unlimited amounts of protein and 
fat-rich delicacies such as steak, lobster 
in drawn butter, eggs Benedict (without 
toast), etc. 

The notion that persons engaged in 
light activity can lose body fat while 
ingesting a diet providing 5,000 calories a 
day is incredible. Body fat cannot be lost 
unless calories — whether from protein, 
fat, or carbohydrate — are decreased, or 
unless caloric expenditure is increased. 
Atkins apparently holds in contempt the 
first law of thermodynamics which says: 
"The energy of an isolated system is 
constant and any exchange of energy 
between a system and its surroundings 
must occur with the creation or destruc- 
tion of energy." 

Misleading and potentially dangerous 
statements also lurk between the covers 
of the popular books by the late "nutri- 
tion distortionist" Adelle Davis. In her 
book Let's Get Well Davis suggested that 
persons suffering from the kidney dis- 
ease nephrosis should take potassium 
chloride. This suggestion was termed 
"extremely dangerous and even poten- 
tially lethal" by R. E. RandaU, Jr., M.D., 
formerly chief of the Division of Renal 
Disease at the Medical College of Vir- 
ginia. InLet's Have Healthy Children Davis 

attributed crib death in children to bottle 
feeding (versus breast feeding) of infants 
and suggested that vitamin E might 
prevent such deaths. This cruel error has 
never been corrected in her book. No 
doubt, the false statement has aroused 
feelings of guilt in the parents of infants 
who suffered crib death and who were 
neither breast fed nor given vitamin E. 

Davis's books are fraught with other 
errors, and the naive, zealous reader 
who cannot distinguish fact from fiction 
is the one who stands in potential 
danger. Dr. George Mann of the Van- 
derbUt University School of Medicine 
found an average of one mistake per 
page is her most popular book Let's Eat 
Right to Keep Fit. 

Carlton Fredericks, a popular self- 
proclaimed nutrition expert, has fre- 
quently made sensational radio and tele- 
vision appearances. He, however, has 
erroneously informed his audiences that 
vitamins and minerals can be used to 
treat respiratory conditions, tooth decay, 
disturbed elimination, rheumatic fever, 
multiple sclerosis, tendency toward 
cancer, sexual frigidity, and gray hair. In 
1945 he was found guilty of practicing 
medicine illegally and was recorded as 
being a charlatan in the annals of the 
New York City court. Fredericks and 
other faddists depict themselves as 
courageous health crusaders who defy 
federal authorities so that the public may 
know the "truth about health." 

The distortion of scientific fact and the 
misleading and potentially dangerous 
statements made by Fredericks, Davis, 
Atkins, and Rodale are simply too 
numerous to enumerate here. Readers 
wanting more information are referred to 
a superb article "Americans Love Hog- 
wash" by Edward H. Rynearson, M. D., 
in the July, 1974, supplement to Nutrition 
Reinezos. This special supplement can be 
obtained by writing to the Nutrition 
Foundation, Office of Education and 
Pubhc Affairs, 888 Seventeenth Street, 
N. W., Washington, D. C, 20006, and 
enclosing a check for $2.50. This publica- 
tion should be in the hands of all 
professionals and others who wish to 
review in detaU sound information on 
vitamins A, C, D, and E, as well as the 
use of megavitamins in psychotherapy. 
Dr. Atkins's diet is also critiqued, as are 
the potentially hazardous Stillman and 
Zen Macrobiotic diets. 

The Prudent Diet 

Excess body weight — borne of too 
many calories and too little activity — is 
probably the worst overall enemy of a 
healthy heart. Thus, the Prudent Diet 
offers the best general dietary advice for 
sedentary America. Its principal purpose 
is to help prevent heart attacks and 

The major characteristics of this attrac- 

tive diet are appropriate amounts of a 
variety of foods to support good weight 
control and a desirable ratio of kinds and 
amounts of fats. Americans consume 
four times more saturated, or animal, fat 
than they need. A better balance of fat is 
achieved by using almost equal amounts 
of saturated and polyunsaturated fats. 
This is not too difficult to do if you keep 
in mind that animal fats are primarily 
saturated, while fat from plants is mainly 

You can, for example, use the polyun- 
saturated oils and margarines to prepare 
lean meats, fish, and poultry (adding 
herbs and spices helps to bring out the 
flavors), as well as fruits, vegetables, and 
breads. You also can reduce your intake 
of saturated butter fats by drinking 
low-fat or skimmed milk and eating 
low-fat cheeses. 

But what about cholesterol? Egg yolks 
are the greatest single source of this lipid 
among common foods; liver is next. 
Should these be avoided in the Prudent 
Diet? No. Three or four eggs per week 
are acceptable, and most people do not 
eat more than the one recommended 
serving of liver weekly. (Liver is also the 
richest source of iron.) 

Dietary cholesterol is found only in 
foods of animal origin — meats have some 
and so do dairy products. But the body 
can synthesize cholesterol; excess 
calories, saturated fat, and sugar support 
this metabolic conversion. You should 
keep in mind that cholesterol is an 
essential nutrient and that our bodies 
will make it whether or not there is one 
iota in the diet. 

The Prudent Diet also calls for minimal 
or modest amounts of sugar. Fruits and 
simple, low-calorie desserts are permissi- 
ble. You should, however, use sugar 
substitutes in your beverages. Too much 
sugar obviously does not support good 
weight control. Also, some studies indi- 
cate that table sugar can be metabolically 
recycled into cholesterol. 

This diet also discourages the excessive 
use of table salt and other rich sources of 
sodium. At present more research is 
needed as to the relationship between 
sodium and cardiovascular disease. In 
any event, heavily salted foods are often 
rich in saturated fat and calories. For 
example, such typically Southern-style 
foods as Smithfield ham and fatback pre- 
sent a possible three-way dietary pitfall. 

Those desiring more information on 
nutrition and heart disease are encour- 
aged to call their local chapter of the 
American Heart Association. It cannot be 
overemphasized, however, that persons 
requiring specific diet therapy for car- 
diovascular problems should be under 
the care of a physician. They also need 
individual counseling by a professional 
dietitian or nutritionist to assist them 
with personalizing their diet plan. D 

Ms. Moore, :cho often shops for trcsh tnnt> md vegetables at Riehmcnds Sez-eiiteaitk 
Street Fanners ' Market, saijs the Prudent Diet offe'h the best general dietary advice 
for sedentary America. " This "attractive" diet includes "appropriate amounts of a variety 
of foods to sufjportgood weight control and a desirable ratio of kinds and amouiits of fats." 

The saving of Saint Cecilia 

After a madman slashed Rembrandt's 
masterpiece The Night Watch thirteen 
times with a fruit knife in September of 
1975, a team of seven experts labored six 
months to restore the 333-year-old pride 
of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum to its 
former glory. This past summer, a VCU 
professor and three students spent six 
weeks restoring another seventeenth cen- 
tury painting — Saint Cecilia Playing the 
Viola da Gamba, attributed to Italian artist 
Bernardo Strozzi. 

Before its restoration. Saint Cecilia was 
"not at all a healthy painting, but 
cosmetically it looked pretty good," said 
Joyce Hill Stoner, formerly paintings 
conservator and associate professor of art 
history at Virginia Commonwealth Uni- 
versity. The painting — a gift to the 
Medical College of Virginia from Dr. 
Alfred Koerner, a New York City physi- 
cian and a 1928 graduate of the School of 
Medicine — depicts Saint Cecilia, the pa- 
tron saint of music, playing the viol, 
while a guardian angel accompanies her 
on the flute. 

Shortly after the painting arrived in 
Richmond in 1968, it was cleaned and 
hung in the Tompkins-McCaw Library 
on the MCV campus. When the library 
underwent renovation several years later. 
Saint Cecilia was removed and stored at 
the Anderson Gallery on VCU's 

academic campus. There she quietly 
awaited restoration. Last year the paint- 
ing was carefully examined and was 
found to be suffering from three 
hundred years of aging. 

Despite Saint Cecilia's deceptive ap- 
pearance, the stretcher, or wood sup- 
port, was worm-eaten and badly split; 
the canvas and lining were worn and 
frayed at the edges; the paint was 
cracked over some areas; and the layer of 
varnish was uneven and dirty. In addi- 
tion, there was a four-inch gash in the 
lower right comer of the canvas. Esti- 
mates to have the painting restored by a 
professional ranged from $1,200 to 
$1,500. Neither the university nor the 
MCV Foundation could afford to have 
the painting repaired at that price. 
Stoner, however, agreed to supervise 
three students who wanted to undertake 
the restoration project themselves. 

The students — Christine Daulton, 
Anne Gray, and Gary Gordon — had all 
completed Stoner's introductory course 
on the conservation of paintings and had 
participated in her semester-long semi- 
nar. The three also plan to go on to 
graduate school to study conservation. 
Still, it is hightly unusual for students to 
actually work on paintings brought to 
the paintings conservation laboratory at 
VCU. An exception was made this time 

because "funds were not available to do 
otherwise," said Stoner, and because she 
could supervise the students as they 
performed such routine but tedious tasks 
as scraping glue and mending the frame. 

Unlike restorers of earlier centuries 
who doctored ailing canvases simply by 
dabbing on more paint, Stoner and other 
professionally trained conservators 
document and preserve works of art, as 
well as restore them to glowing health. 
"We think of restoration as just one part 
of the conservation process," explained 
Stoner. "Before we treat a painting, we 
photograph it and document everything 
that is wrong with it." Such was not the 
case before the 1930s, when the term 
conservation was applied to art for the 
first time, marking the beginning of a 
new, scientifically oriented profession. 

"We don't really like the word restora- 
tion," said Stoner, speaking for herself 
and some 300 other Fellows of the 
American Institute for Conservation of 
Historic and Artistic Works, a profes- 
sional organization for the country's 
conservators. Restoration applied to paint- 
ings, she explained, indicates something 
that cannot be, a return to the original 
condition. "But you can't do that vidth a 
work of art. If a painting has been torn, 
you can preserve it and treat it so that it 
looks as good as possible, but it will 

Before, the painting was not healthy. 

Four-inch tear had to be repaired. 

Cracked paint was evident in some areas. 

After restoration, Saint Cecilia zcas exhibited at Anderson Gallery before being returned to Tcmpkins-McCau- Library. 

never be the same," said Stoner. "Art 
works do age. They do get older." 

After documenting Saint Cecilia's condi- 
tion and photographing the canvas in 
raking and ultraviolet light, Stoner and 
her three assistants cleaned the painting 
of dirt and grime. Then they covered the 
surface with thin squares of mulberry 
paper and wheat paste. This protective 
facing was allowed to dry, securing the 
paint layer so that work could progress 
from the back. 

With the canvas face down, Stoner 
and the students began removing the 
brittle, coarsely woven burlap lining 
which backed the original canvas. Using 
scapels and spatulas, they cut the lining 
and removed it in small sections. Then 
they scraped away the remaining traces 
of the glue which once adhered one 
fabric to the other. 

Next came the patching of the four- 
inch tear in the lower right corner. A 
small square of primed canvas was cut to 
match the hole, and after the weave was 
aligned, the patch was glued in position. 
When the insert was dry, a new linen 
lining was ironed in place, using a 
wax-resin mixture as an adhesive. Three 
weeks after work began. Saint Cecilia was 
turned over, the protective paper facing 
peeled away, and the most recent layer 
of varnish removed. 

Next the painting was placed on a 
vacuum hot table and heated under 
pressure to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, fus- 
ing the new lining to the original canvas. 
Once the wax had melted, a small hand 
brayer was rolled across the surface to 
smooth any ripples in the wax backing. 
Then the painting was fitted onto its 
new, custom-made stretcher and var- 
nished. After filling in the gouges in the 
paint surface with gesso, Stoner began 
the meticulous task of in-painting, or 
retouching, the canvas. 

Meticulous or not, retouching often 
arouses concern among laymen who fear 
that their favorite painting may never 
look the same after being touched by a 
restorer's brush. Modern conservators 
themselves scorn the prettying-up jobs of 
past centuries. Instead, they confine their 
in-painting strictly to the areas of loss, 
never covering up original paint. "Bad 
restorers have caused more harm than 
fires, floods, or anything else," stated 
Stoner, explaining how restorers once 
thought nothing of altering another ar- 
tist's painting. 

"The idea [now] is to make artists 
long-lasting and permanent, and restor- 
ers long-lasting but reversible," said 
Stoner. "In other words, 1 don't want 
my in-painting to change color in five 
years, but if someone wants to take it off 
in ten years, they should be able to." For 
this reason, conservators do not use 
traditional oil paints which are difficult to 
remove and turn dark with age. Instead, 
they grind and mix their own acrylic 
paints which any expert can spot im- 


Joyce Hill Stoner retouches Saint Cecilia using a reversible technique known as in-painting. 

mediately on close examination. And, in 
the case oi Saint Cecilia, every stroke 
from Stoner's brush was applied over a 
layer of varnish and can be wiped away 
at some future date without delving 
down to the original paint. 

Stoner, however, is not the first per- 
son to retouch Saint Cecilia, although she 
is without doubt the most expert. An 
examination of the canvas under ultra- 
violet light revealed evidence of earlier 
retouchings, possibly by two different 
people who painted over the top of the 
viol and the face and hands of both Saint 
Cecilia and the flutist. 

There also is reason to suspect that the 
painting might have been larger at one 
time. Certain aspects of the composition 
and frayed, unpainted edges on only 
three sides of the canvas suggest that the 
painting might have been cut down to its 
present size, roughly three feet by four 

Another mystery left unresolved is the 
absolute identity of the artist. Although 
Saint Cecilia is unsigned and undated, it 
has been attributed to Bernardo Strozzi, 
an Italian born in Genoa in 1581. It was 
there that he established himself as a 
painter and there that he worked in the 
Sienese mannerist tradition. Having 
reached maturity and settled in Venice, 
he turned to Rubens and Veronese for 
his inspiration, the latter being his idol 
during his Venetian years. 

Until his death in 1644 at the age of 
sixty-three, Strozzi was a prodigious 
painter, turning out both originals and 
copies with the aid of several helpers. 
Saint Cecilia is thought to have been 
painted during the time he excelled in 
religious subjects, probably during the 
height of his career in Venice. His model 
for this portrait is the same as that of 

another of his paintings of Saint Cecilia 
which is identified and dated. 

During the restoration, Stoner had 
hoped to find conclusive evidence that 
Strozzi had indeed painted MCV's Saint 
Cecilia. But when the work had been 
finished there still was no proof — no 
signature had been uncovered. Stoner 
theorized that the master could have 
painted the face and that his students 
finished the canvas, thus explaining the 
absence of a signature. Another possi- 
bility is that "it could be an honest copy. 
Someone didn't intend for it to be 
considered an original," suggested 
Stoner. She explained that early artists 
often did not sign their paintings and 
that the emphasis placed upon signed 
paintings came about later. "Not that 
many recognized paintings are signed," 
said Stoner. "It's more likely that the 
signatures were added by restorers or 
dealers wanting to sell the paintings." 

Shortly after she completed the resto- 
ration of Saint Cecilia, Stoner left VCU to 
become paintings conservator at the 
Winterthur Museum near Wilmington, 
Delaware, and to teach at the University 
of Delaware. Winterthur operates one of 
the three centers in the country training 
art conservators. (The others are at 
Cooperstown, New York, and at New 
York University, from which Stoner was 
graduated.) The three schools accept a 
total of twenty-six students from some 
500 applicants each year. Despite the 
odds, one of Stoner's former students at 
VCU — Christine Daulton — was one of 
ten students accepted this fall at Winter- 

The study of art conservation, 
explained Stoner, is a "three-way strad- 
dle" of science (particularly chemistry), 
art history (the stylistic history of paint- 

ing), and practical skills (painting, glass 
blowing, woodworking, etc.). In addi- 
tion, the art conservator must have 
dexterity and great patience. "People 
tend to think of conservation as really 
glamorous," stated Stoner. "A lot of it is 
just plain boring. It's just hours and 
hours of sitting there, scraping glue, 
stretching canvases, and going dot, dot, 
dot" with a brush to compensate for 
paint loss. Once their three- or four-year 
course of study is completed, trained 
conservators generally gain additional 
experience working with established ex- 
perts. For example, Stoner, after earning 
her master's degree, worked with Ameri- 
can conservator Bernard Rabin restoring 
six Edward Laning murals at the New 
York Public Library. 

Stoner's successor at VCU is another 
well-trained conservator, Cleo Mullins, a 
product of the Cooperstown Graduate 
Programs, State University of New York 

at Oneonta. In addition to teaching at 
VCU part time, Mullins does contract 
work for the Smithsonian Institution's 
National Collection of Fine Arts in 
Wa.shington, D.C. She currently is re- 
storing nineteenth-century American 
paintings and sculpture. She also has re- 
stored decorative objects, including such 
curiosities as a mummy mask, a Chinese 
mortuary crown, and painted musical- 
instrument cases. 

This fall twenty-seven students enrol- 
led in MuUins's Introduction to Conser- 
vation course. The fifteen three-hour 
lectures cover such topics as artists' 
painting materials and methods, the 
anatomy of paintings, the examination 
and proper handling of paintings, and 
conservation treatment and ethics. In 
addition, Mullins lectures on the care 
and preservation of textiles, metals, 
enamels, bone, ivory, stone, wood, 
glass, and ceramics. 

But this is not a how-to course. It 
would be presumptuous for anyone to 
think that they could teach, much less 
learn, the highly-technical skills of art 
conservation in a one-semester course. 
Rather, this is an introductory course 
attracting a variety of students, most of 
whom are either artists or art historians. 
Artists take the course to learn about the 
permanence of various art materials. Art 
historians and museum personnel enroll 
to find out ab<jut conservation and the 
care of art works. 

Freshmen, too, in the School of the 
Arts, are exposed to the ideas of perma- 
nence and conservation from the very 
beginning. Mullins lectures to the foun- 
dation classes, hoping to instill not only 
the need to conserve art works from the 
past, but also the importance of artists 
selecting materials which will not fall 
apart before their time. G 

How to save your Grandma Moses 

If you are among the many who now 
collect paintings, there are some precau- 
tions you should take to guard against 
your favorite Picasso's or Grandma 
Moses's popping off the canvas. And 
chances are they will — sooner or later — 
unless you care for them properly. The 
fact is that bright light, dry heat, and 
humidity changes can cause paint to 
fade, crack, blister, and peel. (In other 
words, if you find your home comfort- 
able, your paintings probably won't.) 

"Probably the worst place to hang a 
painting is over a fireplace," says paint- 
ings conservator Cleo Mullins, assistant 
professor of art history at VCU. The 
heat, she explains, will cause a painting 
to dry out, and the smoke and soot will 
blacken its surface. But if you feel you 
must hang a family heirloom over the 
mantle, Mullins suggests that you first 
check to see how hot the chimney wall 
becomes when a fire roars in the fire- 
place below. If the wall is hot to the 
touch, then it is too hot for your 

One of the first things you wiU notice 
about an ailing oil painting will be tiny 
cracks splitting the image like a jigsaw 
puzzle. According to Mullins these are 
age cracks caused by humidity changes. 
"Canvases take in moisture," she ex- 
plains. "They continually go taut and 
slack, taut and slack," which causes the 
paint to crack. "If a painting is kept in a 
controlled environment where there are 

no changes in relative humidity, this 
probably won't happen," she says. 

Light, particularly ultraviolet light, also 
will damage paintings, causing them to 
fade. Some reds, for example, can fade 
almost to white. Direct sunlight falling 
on a canvas is particularly harmful. Not 
only can it fade the painting, but the 
heat can cause the canvas to expand. 
Even picture lights hung from the frame 
can be damaging. Although they are 
attractive, they, too, heat the surface of 
the canvas. The best way to illuminate a 
painting is to spotlight it from a distance. 

Also, avoid touching a painting. Mois- 
ture from the hand can sometimes 
penetrate the varnish on a painting, 
creating a hazy spot. And never, never 
try to clean your painting yourself. Soap 
and detergents are abrasive. If you tr\- to 
clean away dirt and grime with soap or 
detergent, you are also likely to scrub 
away the paint as well. And such home 
remedies as cleaning a painting with a 
potato are absolutely absurd, says Mul- 
lins. "AU I can think a potato would do 
would be to remove some surface dirt. 
At best, you'll end up with starch all 
over your painting." 

Should a painting need dusting, do 
not use a cloth. A dust cloth might only 
wipe away flakes of paint. Instead, to " 
dust the surface, use a soft brush. 

If you have a painting in need of 
cleaning or possible restoration, take it to 
a professionally trained paintings conser- 

vator. Art museums can recommend or 
name conser\'ators in you area. Those 
living near Richmond can bring their 
paintings to the conser\-ation laboratory 
at VCU for a free evaluation. The lab, 
located on the fourth floor of the Ander- 
son Gallery at 907^z West Franklin 
Street, is open to the public on Tuesday 
afternoons from one until three. 

Upon request, the conser\-ator will 
attempt to estimate the cost of restoring 
your painting. (As a rule of thumb, 
normal treatment for a regular-size por- 
trait costs several hundred dollars.) But 
do not expect an estimate as to the \'alue 
of a particular painting. Conserx^ators 
have a sort of Hippocratic oath which 
prohibits them from making value judg- 
ments or appraisals of paintings. (Go to 
an appraiser if you need that kind of 
information for insurance purposes or 
whatever.) The conser\ator. however. 
will ad\-ise those bringing in several 
paintings as to which ones need im- 
mediate attention. For example, canvases 
with flaking paint must be repaired. 
^vhereas dirh' varnish can remain on a 
painting indefinitely w-ithout harm. 

Collectors interested in learning more 
about the care of paintings are ad\-ised to 
read A Handlvok oti the Care of Puintiiigs 
by CaroEne K. Keck, paintings conser- 
vator at Coopersto%\-n. Xew York. The 
book was published in New Y ork in 1965 
by Watson-Guptill for the .Anierican 
-Association for State and Local Histor\-. Z 


Selling the university 

a look at undergraduate admissions 

"If you're looking for tradition, bring 
your own ivy," admonishes a hatchet- 
brandishing Carrie Nation look-alike 
from a student recruitment poster 
currently being thumbtacked to high 
school bulletin boards across the 
commonwealth. A flyer emblazoned 
with the same message was also handed 
out to hundreds of high schoolers 
attending college fairs in New York and 
Washington, D.C., this fall. 

The poster-flyer, a brainchild of the 
university's admissions and publication 
offices, is the latest in a series of eye- 
grabbing promotional devices designed 
to entice students to compare VCU's 
"brand of ivy" with theirs. 

The copy embracing Ms. Nation, who 
is identified as a turn-of-the-century 
temperance agitator and saloon wrecker, 
announces that the university "is now 
encouraging its new students to bring 
ivy with them," seeing as VCU only has 
"room for a few sprigs of ivy." The text 
cleverly compares VCU to traditional, 
ivy-covered institutions. 

"VCU is Virginia's contemporary 
university in an urban setting," reads 
the text. "As such, our version of a 
rolling green campus is often a cobble- 
stone street with a traffic light and our 
university lake is a puddle from last 
night's rain." 

But what is VCU's connection with 
the ivy-clutching Carrie Nation? The 
similarity is spelled out in the verbiage: 
"Like Carrie Nation, [VCU is] a break 
with tradition. We're different and 
we're proud of it." 

This latest creative venture comes on 
the heels of last year's colorful pop-art 
folder, which was produced by the 
same two offices and University 
Graphics, a student design workshop 
within the Department of Communica- 
tion Arts and Design. The gate-fold 
handout featured a raincoat-clad 
flasher-type and the double-entendre: 
"We're exhibitionists and we're proud 
of it!" It opened to reveal VCU as an 
integral part of the city of Richmond. 
Such reaches into the advertising- 
absurd by VCU's admissions office are 
indicative of the aggressive marketing 
stiategy now commonplace in the highly 
competitive student recruitment field. 

"It's no longer a 'seller's market,' " 
bemoans admissions director Jerrie J. 
Johnson, citing the passing of the baby 
boom which swelled college enrollments 
a decade ago. According to Johnson 

Johnson: "Students tend to pick VCU 
because of its academic programs, faculty, 
location, and cost." 

there were three million high school 
graduates across the countiy last year — 
a figure that he says will increase only 
slightly through 1978 and then begin to 
drop. Nationally, only about half of 
these high school graduates will go on 
to college. In Virginia the percentage of 
college-bound high school graduates is 
actually higher than the national 
average. This fall there are some 71,000 
high school seniors in the common- 
wealth. Johnson notes that approxi- 
mately 56 percent of them are expected 
to go to college. 

These college-bound students can 
pick from a variety of two- and four- 
year institutions (seventy-one in 
Virginia alone), public and private, 
urban and rural, large and small, inno- 
vative and tiaditional, coeducational 
and single-sex, liberal arts and pro- 

The apparent trend away from private 
to public education is evident in the Old 
Dominion, points out Johnson, noting 
that 87 percent of the college students 

in the commonwealth are enrolled in 
the state's fifteen senior institutions and 
twenty-three community colleges. Thus, 
explains Johnson, "We're not just 
competing to get the high school 
graduate to go to college. We're com- 
peting against other institutions to get 
him or her to come here." 

VCU's competition for students, says 
Johnson, comes primarily from Virginia 
Tech, Madison College, Old Dorruruon 
University, and nearby community 

To recruit the 1,600 freshmen and 
1,100 transfer students enrolling at VCU 
each fall, Johnson and four admissions 
representatives scour every corner of 
the commonwealth and beyond, visiting 
approximately 250 secondary schools 
and 30 two-year colleges to talk with 
guidance counselors and prospective 
students. In the course of a year, VCU's 
admissions staff responds to approxi- 
mately 50,000 mail requests, answers 
more than 20,000 telephone inquiries, 
and receives 12,000 visitors. The net 
result is bona fide applicants — some 
7,500 of them this past year. 

Like most colleges in the common- 
wealth, VCU experienced a slight 
increase in the number of applicants for 
the current fall semester. After a banner 
year in 1972, admissions officers every- 
where were stunned by the decline in 
appUcations in both 1973 and 1974. The 
numbers started back up in 1975, and 
continued to increase this year. 

Why the increase? "Well," says 
Johnson, "I'd like to think that people 
are beginning to appreciate VCU; that 
certainly should be a major factor. The 
growth of the university overall in 
reputation is another." 

The state of the economy may also be 
a reason, but Johnson sees it as having 
both a positive and negative impact on 
college enrollments. "Keep in nund," he 
says, "that college costs are going up 
while the purchasing power of the 
doUar is going down. A person can look 
at costs in the sense 'I'd better get in 
school now, or pretty soon I won't be 
able to afford it.' On the other hand, 
a person might decide that college is 
too expensive and seek other alter- 

But why do some 2,700 students each 
year pick VCU over other institutions? 
Certainly, it is nut because of Saturday 
afternoon football games, the manicured 
lawns, or the prestige of an ivy-league 
reputation. "Students tend to pick this 
institution," says Johnson, "because of 
its academic programs, faculty, location, 
and cost." 

Despite a public sometimes ill- 
informed or uninformed about VCU, 
Johnson and his assistants successfully 
recruit a diversity of students. For 
example, VCU's academic campus enroll- 
ment of 16,000 students this fall came 
from forty-eight states and twenty-seven 
foreign countries. Yet the university 
fulfills its obligation to the commonwealth 
by enrolling 91 percent Virginians, the 
highest in-state enrollment percentage 
of any of Virginia's five major univer- 

Although as many as 7,500 appli- 
cations pour into the admissions office 
each year, Johnson prides himself in the 
office's personalized and prompt han- 
dling of each application. And unlike the 
decentralized admissions operation on 
the Medical College of Virginia campus 
(see VCU Magazine, Fall 1976), the 
admissions office at VCU's academic 
division ser\'es as a central processing 
center for undergraduate applications to 
the six schools on the west campus. 

Johnson runs a "rolling" admissions 
operation — meaning that applications 
for the fall semester are processed over 
an eleven-month period and those for 
the spring term over a three-month 
span. Thus in October, the admissions 
office began reviewing applicants for 
1977's spring and fall semesters. 

Once an applicant's test scores and 
academic transcripts have been re- 
ceived, the application file begins a 
sometimes lengthy journey through the 
complex admissions process. Appli- 
cations from candidates presenting 
outstanding credentials are accepted on 
first reading, whereas those from less- 
qualified applicants may be reviewed as 
many as four fimes before being 
accepted or rejected. 

Johnson's assistants handle the initial 
screening of each applicant's file. If two 
of them respond negatively to a request 
for admission, then the file is sent to 
Johnson for his review. He can either 
concur, or if he thinks the candidate 
is marginal, he can forward the file to 
the thirteen-member admissions 
committee. The committee, which 
includes representatives from each of 
the six schools on the academic campus, 
then makes the final decision as to 
whether the applicant's credentials 
warrant his admission to the universitv'. 
"We don't have university admission 
requirements," states Johnson. "We 
have guidelines," making a distinction 
between some institutions' fixed cutoffs 
and VCU's flexible guidelines. "We 

Admissions poster featuring Carrie Nation zcas designed by David H. Gicaltncu and 
illustrated by Joe Heller, both students in University Graphics last year. 

attempt to select people we feel can 
handle the academic requirements, as 
opposed to, say, an arbitrary computer 
selection process." 

There are eight basic criteria used 
when considering high school applicants 
to VCU. First of all, the admissions staff 
reviews the applicant's high school 
preparation. The basic college prepara- 
tor\- curriculum is required; four units in 
English; two units in mathematics, one 
of which must be algebra; two units in 
science, one of \\-hich must be a labora- 
torv' science; and two units in historv- 
or social science and government. 

(These requirements are sometimes 
waived for applicants to the School of 
the Arts. Instead, applicants must 
audition in the case of the performing 
arts, or submit the art admission port- 
folio if apphdng in the visual arts. The 
justification for waiving the require- 
ments, says Johnson, is that the School 

of the Arts selects students based upxjn 
their talent and artistic ahilitv.) 

"A second major criterion is grades." 
states Johnson, with particular empha- 
sis upon the sequence, as in English, 
over the four years. We look to see 
whether there has been any significant 
change, variation, or fluctuation." 

Rank in class is also taken into con- 
sideration, as is the candidates grade- 
pc^int average. Both are important, 
explains Johnson. For example, in a 
ver\- competitive high school an appli- 
cant could rank in the lower half of his 
graduating class but have a very good 
grade point average. He might have. 
sa\-. between a B and C average and 
still be in the lower half. In a less 
competitive high school, a student may 
rank in the top quarter of his class but 
his grade point average could be a 2.2," 
on a four-point scale. 

"Another important thing is the 


Student recruitment folder, dengtied by David H Givaltney and illubtrated by Fiank Hellt 
showing VCU as an mtegral part of the Richmond scene 

intended major, what the student wants 
to study at this institution. In some 
programs like the pre-health sciences, 
business, and some secondary educa- 
tion fields we strongly suggest that the 
student have more math and more 
science than the mirumum required," 
says Johnson. 

Scores on the Scholastic Aptitude 
Test (SAT) are also taken into consider- 
ation. "The higher the class rank, the 
lower the college board scores can be," 
says Johnson, explaining that VCU 
applies the SAT results on a sliding 
scale. "As the class rank comes down, 
the college board scores have to go up. 

"This gives the student who doesn't 
test very well but who has been a hard 
worker and has done well in high 
school a better chance of being selected. 
On the other hand, this says to the 
student who hasn't been a particularly 
strong high school student but has been 
average, 'If you do extremely weU [on 
the SAT] and you have the aptitude for 
college, then we may also give you a 
chance.' " 

While most institutions report that 
the test scores of their applicants have 
declined over the past decade, VCU 
"has not lowered its standards," says 
Johnson. "Our standards, by and large, 
have gradually gone up." According to 
the director of admissions, VCU's 
average score of 875 on the college 
board examination compares favorably 
with the national average. 

Although VCU normally rejects 
applicants scoring less than 750 on the 
SAT, Johnson considers the academic 
record as the single most important 
admissions criterion. "We put more 
emphasis upon the high school tran- 
script than we do upon college board 
scores. Basically, we would much rather 
base our decision upon three or four 

years of high school work than on a 
four-hour examination." 

In addition, the admissions staff 
considers other factors, such as an 
applicant's extracurricular activities, 
work experience, letters of recommen- 
dation, and evaluation by teachers or 
counselors. The type and location of the 
secondary school can also influence the 

As for those wishing to transfer to 
VCU, the university requires a mini- 
mum of a C average in all previous 
college work. However, those with less 
than a year of college behind them must 
also meet the same standards applied to 
high school applicants. 

"Just because a student meets the 
minimum criteria doesn't mean we 
always admit him," states Johnson. 
"Applicants who meet the minimum 
requirements may be denied admission 
for a variety of reasons; it may be that 
their academic performance is going 
downhill or that it is not suited to their 
intended major." 

VCU's academic division applies the 
same admissions guidelines to all 
applicants, both in-state and out-of- 
state. And as an Affirmative Action/ 
Equal Opportunity institution, the 
university's policy is to provide equal 
access to educational programs without 
regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, 
physical limitation, or national origin. 

"We admit anywhere from 60 to 80 
percent of our applicants," says John- 
son. "Of that number about 55 to 60 
percent enroll." 

Although the percentage of applicants 
VCU accepts sounds high, the number 
is actually in line with figures for public 
institutions around the country. 
According to the results of a survey 
reported in The College Board Review 
(Summer 1976), some 70 percent of the 

opuib to revtal a iolorfid pop-art draiving 

public institutions accept over two- 
thirds of their applicants. In the same 
survey, most institutions reported that 
half of the accepted applicants enrolled 
as students. 

"Our efforts — while directed toward 
attracting a broad gamut of students — ^is 
to recruit better qualified students," 
says Johnson, pointing out that several 
programs have been established to 
attract exceptional students to VCU. 
Besides a freshman honors program in 
the School of Arts and Sciences, the 
university admits select high school 
seniors to the Advanced Scholars 
Program. Advanced scholars — a maxi- 
mum of 100 each year — take courses at 
VCU while completing their senior year 
of high school at the same time. 
Another program for well-prepared 
high schoolers — those within two units 
of graduation — is the Early Admissions 
Program. A growing number of such 
students are admitted to VCU each year 
as undergraduates. 

VCU also admits approximately 200 
disadvantaged students annually to 
its Special Services Program. These 
students, generally from low income 
areas, possess academic potential 
despite the fact that they fail to meet 
the normal admissions standards. 
Counseling, tutoring, career planning, 
and cultural enrichment are provided to 
those admitted under the guidelines of 
this federally funded program. 

Although the evaluation and selection 
of applicants is the admissions office's 
primary function, the recruitment of 
students is everyone's responsibility. 
"The recruitment effort," says Johnson, 
"involves a lot more than just the 
professional admissions staff. It is 
everybody's responsibility — faculty, 
adnunistration, employees, present 
students, alumni, everybody." □ 


1 _^' 

VCU iknnUAL FUnD ^EPO^U 197d-1976 

vcu AnnuAL furd ieporz 1973-1976 

As I look over the list of contributors to the 
1975-76 VCU Annual Fund, I am impressed by 
the many names appearing on this roll of donors 
for the first time. This show of support is indeed 
gratifying to me and to others in positions of 
leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University — 
particularly now. 

Quite frankly, my first eighteen months as presi- 
dent of this university have been filled, night and 
day, with — well, let's say, challenges. Law suits, 
administrative reorganization, computer con- 
solidation, and budget cuts have all become part 
of the daily routine. But the greatest challenge 
during this period of economic uncertainty has 
been the providing of a quality educational 

During the past year, state revenues were less 
than anticipated, thereby necessitating cuts at 
this university as well as in other state agencies. 
Your gifts through the VCU Annual Fund, how- 
ever, helped us to maintain a number of worth- 
while programs and services which othen/vise 
might have been curtailed or severely limited. For 
example, your gifts were used to fund scholar- 
ships for deserving students, to support programs 
designed to improve teaching effectiveness, and 
to provide tutorial programs for students needing 
to polish their study skills. We deem all of these 
activities as important components of VCU's 
educational program, and we are grateful to you 
for helping make them possible. 

Elsewhere in this report you will find listed the 
names of your classmates and friends who gave 
restricted and unrestricted gifts through the VCU 
Annual Fund last year. If your name does not 
appear on these pages, won't you please 
consider making a contribution during the 
1976-77 Annual Fund campaign. 

In coming months I will be writing alumni, as 
will deans and other representatives of the 
university, asking for the support of all those who 
share a concern for higher education in general 
and VCU in particular. We hope that your re- 
sponse to our message will be positive. 

Again, let me say thank you for help this past 
year. And may we continue to deserve your 

T. Edward Temple 

^umm A? V OF Annu AL furd locals 

Contributions to ttie 1975-76 VCU Annual Fund 
totalled $86,410.89, exceeding the previous year's 
figure by almost $16,000, or 22 percent. In 
addition to an increase in the amount contributed, 
the fund also registered a substantial increase in 
the number of donors. 

This past year more than 91 percent of the 
donors to the annual fund were alumni — either 
former students at the Medical College of Virginia, 
the Richmond Professional Institute, or Virginia 
Commonwealth University. Gifts from these alumni 
donors amounted to $63,924.29, or 74 percent of 
the total raised during the past year. Non-alumni 
individuals, or friends of the university, gave 
$8,266.63, or 9.6 percent of the total, and com- 
prised 5.8 percent of the donors. Corporations 
and businesses, including those companies 
which match gifts from their employees through 
the Matching Gift Program, contributed $7,187.82 
for 8.3 percent of the total. Twenty-three hundred 
and fifty dollars came from foundations, while 
religious denominations made contributions 
amounting to $1,910. The remainder of the total, 
$2,772.15, came from other groups and sources. 

The VCU Annual Fund permits contributors to 
make both restricted and unrestricted gifts to 
Virginia Commonwealth University. Unrestricted 
gifts are used by the university where the need is 
greatest. Individuals, however, may designate 
that their gifts be restricted to a particular school 
or area in which they have a particular interest. 
The accompanying table lists gift totals for the 
1975-76 VCU Annual Fund. 

Gifts by Purpose 

Percentage of Contributors 


School of Allied Health 

School of the Arts 

School of Arts and Sciences 

School of Basic Sciences 

School of Business 

School of Community Services 

School of Dentistry 

School of Education 

School of Medicine 

School of Nursing 

School of Pharmacy 

School of Social Work 

Medical College of Virginia 




Amount of Total 






1 .6% 


























Percentage of Total Contributed 


We've come a long way since 1968. That was the 
year RPI and MCV merged to form VCU. And 
already, our progress has been recognized. For 
example, the American Association of University 
Professors now lists VCU among the nation's 150 
comprehensive universities. (Only two other 
institutions in Virginia have been accorded the 
AAUP's Category One status.) The National 
Science Foundation also lists VCU among the 
nation's top 100 universities in research effort. 
Such accomplishments as these are representa- 
tive of the strides made by this institution during 
the past eight years. 

Among those responsible for VCU's progress 
are alumni and friends who have contributed to 
the VCU Annual Fund since its inception five 
years ago. These gifts have helped to fund inno- 
vative programs, scholarships, research, and 
libraries. But if VCU is to continue making the 
kind of progress which has characterized this 
university from the beginning, then it must receive 
even greater support. 

The fact is — and you know it all too well — the 
dollar today is harder to come by, and it doesn't 
stretch as far as it used to. Approphations from 
the General Assembly of Virginia alone are not 
enough. (The legislature increased VCU's general 
fund appropriation only 2.53 percent for the year 
1976-77; meanwhile, inflation is running about 6.5 
percent. And VCU's enrollment continues to 
grow.) Thus, unless alumni and friends increase 
their support, VCU will be seriously limited in its 
ability to provide quality education, research, 
health care, and public service. 

Those of you who studied here — at the Medical 
College of Virginia, the Richmond Professional 
Institute, or Virginia Commonwealth University — 
all have a stake in the continued growth and 
development of VCU. For one thing, as VCU's 
prestige increases so does the prestige of your 
diploma. For another, VCU's research and public 
service extend to touch thousands of lives— 
possibly even yours. 

You can become part of this comprehensive, 
contemporary university by giving generously to 
the 1976-77 VCU Annual Fund. You also can help 
the institution by becoming one of the many 
people who are now spreading the word in every 
corner about the quality of VCU's programs and 


We sincerely appreciate and gratefully acknowl- 
edge the support of alumni, friends, corporations, 
and organizations wino contributed to [he 1975-76 
VCU Annual Fund. Their names are listed in the 
pages of this report. While we have made every 
attempt to assure accuracy in this roll of donors, 
we apologize for any omissions and oversights. If 
errors have occurred, we would appreciate their 
being called to our attention. Please report such 
information to the VCU Annual Fund, Virginia 
Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 
23284, or telephone (804) 770-7124. 


Miss Merry W. Abbitt 

Mr. Watkins M. Abbitt, Jr. 

Abbott Laboratories Fund 

Abex Foundation, Inc. 

Mr. Stephen G. Acree 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Acuff 

Mrs. Cula M. Adams 

Dr. Elmer K. Adams 

Dr. Michael P.Adams 

Mrs. Susan E. Adams 

Mrs. J.C. Addison 

Dr. Hyman H. Addlestone 

Miss Jeanie L. Adkerson 

Mrs. Linda M. Adkins 

Advertising Club of Richmond, In 

Dr. DickS. Ajalat 

Mr. Isaac O. Ajijola 

Dr. John O. Akers 

Mrs. Martha Jane S. Albus 

Dr. Edward H. Alderman 

Dr. John E. Alexander 

Mr. David F. Alexick 

Dr. Earl D. Allara 

Dr. Charles D.Allen 

Mrs. Nancy A.Allen 

Mrs. Sandra D.Allen 

Mrs. Nancy M. Alley 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Allgaier 

Allied Chemical Foundation 

Dr. D. Lancy Allyn 

Mrs. Heath S. Altsman 

Mrs. Leonore G. Ambes 

Mrs. Virginia M. Ambrose 

American Fund for Dental Health 

Dr. John W.Ames, Jr. 

Col. Fletcher E. Ammons 

Dr. and Mrs. Emanuel D. Anama 

Arthur Andersen & Company 

Mr. Carl G. Anderson 

Mrs. Lyn Ann R. Anderson 

Mr. William M. Anderson, Jr. 

Dr. G.C.Andes 

Dr. John Andrako 

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Andress 

Dr. C. Franklin Andrews 
Mr. Joseph P. Andrews 
Dr. Franklin L. Angell 
Mr. Lee B. Armistead 
Dr. Frederick S. Arnold 
Mrs. Violet W. Arnold 
Dr. Charles C. Ashby 
Dr. J. Duncan Ashe II 
Dr. Gary H. Asher 
Mr. Verlin W.Atkinson 
Mr. William A.Atkinson 
Mr. Sunders. Atri 
Mrs. Hannah R. Aurbach 
Mrs. Karen F. Austin 
Mr. William T. Ayrer 
Mr. Ray M. Ayres 


Dr. Bruce A. Baber 

Mrs. Joan W. Bache 

Mr. Carlton J. Bagley.Jr. 

Mrs. Joan M. Bailey 

Miss Kathleen J. Bailey 

Mr. Wyman H. Bailey, Jr. 

Mr. Richard E. Bain 

Mr. and Mrs. Leon J. Bajek 

Mrs. Asher L. Baker 

Mr. M. Lee Baker 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Baker 

Mrs. Elaine R. Baldini 

Dr. William M. Ballance 

Mr. Richard E. Ballard, Jr. 

Miss Betsy A. Bampton 

Dr. Earle M. Bane 

Bank of Virginia Company 

Mr. John C. Barber 

Mrs. Cornelia V. Barclay 

Ms. Alice B. Barker 

Mrs. Mary M. Barker 

Dr. Thomas C. Barker 

Dr. Robert S. Barlowe 

Col. Francis H. Barnes 

Dr. Charles B. Barnett 

Mrs. Frances K. Barnett 

Dr. Samuel G. Baroody, Jr. 

Mr. Harold R. Barr 

Mr. Matthew A. Barrett 
Mrs, Sara B. Barrros 
Mr, Philip Barry, Jr. 
Dr. Homer Bartley 

Ms. Marybeth Bartter 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert G. Bat* 

Comdr. Marion D. Bates 

Dr. William H. Batte, Jr. 

Mrs. Margaret H. Baumgardner 

Dr. and Mrs. Donald L, Baxter 

Mrs. Kaye C. Beale 

Miss Nannette L. Beavers 

Mrs. Gretchen S. Beck 

Dr. William H. Becker 

Dr. Robert B. Belk 

Dr. William W. Belk 

Mrs. Annette D. Bell 

MissCarIa J. Bell 

Miss Nell Bell 

Mr. Thomas E. Belvin 

Mrs. Jane W. Bendall 

Dr. John R. Bender 

Dr. Vernard A. Benn 

Dr. Alfred A. Berger 

Mr. Anthony E. Berlinhoff , Jr. 

Mr. Harold A. Bernstein 

MissC. Virginia Besson 

Dr. Robert P. Bethea 

Dr. and Mrs. David P. Beverly 

Mrs. Linda H. Beverly 

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Bevilaqua 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Dale Bimson 

Mrs. Charlotte M. Birindelii 

Dr. William B. Bishop 

Dr. William R. Bishop 

Mrs. Wilsie P. Bishop 

Mr. Z.I. Blachman 

Dr. G.W. Black 

Dr. Charles J. Blair 3rd 
Rev. Charles W. Blair, Jr. 
Mr. Gordon Blanchard, Jr. 

Dr. Leo Blank 

Dr. Gilbert P. Blankinship 

Mr. Edwin E. Blanks 

Miss Lillian D. Blanton 

Dr. Wyndham B. Blanton, Jr. 

Mr. George R. Bliley, Jr. 

Dr. James B. Blitch, Jr. 

Mr. Otis I. Blocher 

Miss Ruth M. Blumberg 

Mr. Stephen E. BIythe 

Dr. Charles C. Boardman 

Dr. Charles L. Boatwright 

Miss KatherineC. Bobbitt 

Miss Erma G. Boninsegna 

Dr. William T. Booher, Jr. 

Mrs. Mary Ellen Booker 

Mrs. Anne H. Booth 

Mr. Carrington L. Booth, Jr. 

Mr. William C. Bourne 

Ms. Mary Teresa Bove 

Dr. G.E. Bowdoin 

Mr. E. Brooks Bowen 

Mrs. Virginia L. Bowers 

Mrs. Jane W. Bowery 

Mr. Samuel W. Bowlin 

Dr. John I. Bowman, Jr. 

Mr. Leonard C. Bowman, Jr. 

Mrs. McEva R. Bowser 

Mrs. Diane S. Bradicich 

Mr. David B. Bradley 

Milt Evelyn E. Bradley 

Mr. Thomai G. Bradley 

Mr. M. Dale Bradthaw 

Dr. Charlet E. Brady III 

Mits Vivian Bragg 

Dr. David W, Branch 

Dr. Philip H, Brandt 

Dr. Charlej H, Brant 

Ms. Sylvia G. Branz 

Mrs. Katherine H. Braun 

Mr. Lorence N. Bredahl 

Mrs. Katherine W. Bredbenner 

Mrs. Ruth R. Brewer 

Mrs. Marie J. Bnckhoote 

Ms. Mary H. Bridge* 

Dr. Byron A. Brill 

Miss Lucille F. Brinon 

Dr. Richard T. Brock 

Mr. and Mrs. David S. Brollier 

Dr. Francis J. Brooke 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Randall Brooks 

Dr. Larry T. Brooks 

Dr. Lynnan R. Brothers III 

Dr. Joseph W. Browder 

Miss Christine A. Brown 

Dr. Donald S. Brown 

Mr. G. Wayne Brown 

Dr. Henry A. Brown 

Mr. Richard T. Brown 

Miss Susan E. Brown 

Mrs. Susan W. Brown 

Miss Susie M. Brown 

Dr. Peter V. Browne 

Dr. DaleH. Bruce 

Mr. Gordon P. Bruce 

Dr. Richard T. Bruce. Jr. 

Mr. Thomas E. Bruce, Jr. 

Mr. Thomas J. Bruce 

Mrs. Cynthia K. Bryant 

Col. Harold F. Bryant 

Mr. Dennis R. Buck 

Dr. Frank N. Buck, Jr. 

Mrs. Ann S. Buford 

Mrs. Margaret B. Bull 

Mr. William T. Bullins 

Dr. Charles D. Burch III 

Miss Frances M. Burckard 

Miss Rosalind K. Burkat 

Dr. ArthurW. Burke, Jr. 

Dr. Thomas E. Burke 

Mrs. Laura M. Burkholder 

Mr. B.E. Burnen 

Dr. Gorman L.D. Burnett 

Dr. Rowland H. Bums 

Mr. Benjamin A. Burrell 

Dr. and Mrs. Philip J. Burstein 

Mrs. Dorothy T. Burton 

Dr. Earl E. Burton, Jr. 

Mr. T. Neal Bunon II 

Dr. W. Stewart Burton 

Mrs. Elizabeth D. Busbee 

Dr. James R. Busch 

Dr. John A. Busciglio 

Mrs. Harriet W. Buss 

Mr. Lawrence A. Bussard 

Dr. Thomas E. Butt 

Dr. R.D. Butterworth 

Dr. Samuel E. Buxton, Jr. 

Mrs. Dianne W. Bynum 

Miss Helen Byrd 

Mrs. Sue K. Byrd 


Dr. Hayes W. Caldwell 

Mrs. Nettie L.Callahan 

Dr. James G. Carrietas 

Mr. Lynn W. Camp 

Mr. Richard C. Camp 

Mr. Richard L. Campbell 

Dr. Ruth W. Campbell 

Mr. Paul G. Caplan 

Miss Deborah Cappleman 

Dr. Charles M. Caravati 

Dr. Paul A. Carmichael 

Dr. Walter J. Carmoney, Jr. 

Dr. Robert E. Carr 

Mr. S.William Carroll, Jr. 

Miss Margaret R. Carson 

Dr. Jane T. Carswell 

Ms. Alice R. Carter 

Mr. J. Hershel Carter 

Dr. E.L. Caudill.Sr. 

Mr. James E. Cauley, Jr. 

Dr. and Mrs. C. Whitney Caulkins, Jr 

Mrs. Catherine V. Cauthorne 

Mr. Mario L. Cavezza 

Dr. Stephen Cenedella 

Mr. J.W. Chamblee 

Dr. Arthur D.Chambliss 

Dr. C.B. Marshall Chapman 

Dr. W. Holmes Chapman, Jr. 

William H. Chapman Foundation 

Mr. John H. Chaulklin, Jr. 

Mr. Tung C. Cheng 

Mrs. Ellen F. Chenoweth 

Mr. E. Barry Chewning 

Mr. W.Carter Childress 

Mrs. Kathryn F. Churchman 

Miss Dorothy V. Churn 

Mr. James W. Cieslak 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Cirillo 

Mrs. Andrea R. Clapp 

Mrs. Barbara D. Clark 

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan L. Clark, Jr. 

Dr. El N.Clark 

Dr. Richard F. Clark 

Mrs. Frances H. Clarke 

Mr. William E.Clarke 

Mrs. Susan B. Clarkson 

Mr. Herbert J, Clegg 

Miss Carolyn L. Clemente 

Mr. W. Norwood demons 

Mr. James J. Cliborne, Jr. 

Ms. Panchita Cline 

Dr. William E. Cline 

Miss Martha L. Cloe 

Mrs. Gwendolyn M. Coalter 

Dr. R.Wilford Cocke 

Mrs. Ann N. Coffin 

Dr. Erwin G. Cogen 

Mrs. Iris G. Cohen 

Mr. Theodore H. Cohen 

Dr. Matthew E. Cohl 

Mr. CM. Coiner 

Mrs. Nancy S. Colby 

Dr. Morton Coleman 

Dr. William A.Coleman 

Mrs. Patsy A. Colley 

Mrs. Betty M. Collier 

Mrs. Carlton C. Collier 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Coltrain 

Mrs. Elene M. Coombs 

Mr. Paul M. Compton 

Dr. Roderick A. Comunale 

Dr. Lee R. Conn 

Miss Barbara Connell 

Mr. Leroy J. Connell, Jr. 

Mr. Aubrey B. Connelly III 

Mrs. Beverly H. Conner 

Miss Martha B. Conway 

Mrs. Jean G. Cook 

Mrs. Mary P. Cook 

Dr. Samuel L. Cooke 

Mr. James M. Cooley 

Dr. Stephen M. Cooper 

Mr. Jerry L. Copley 

Mrs. Joan S. Corder 

Mr. Richard L. Cornish 

Mrs. Janet A. Corson 

Mr. William J.Cosby 

Miss Diana Cotterman 

Mrs. Nancy S. Coulter 

Mr. Gerald P. Coury 

Mrs. Jeannette B. Coury 

Mrs. Annie Mae T. Cowardin 

Mr. Gary F. Cowardin 

Dr. S.C.Cox 

Dr. Duane E. Cozart 

Miss Marguerite Cramer 

Mrs. Marymor S. Cravens 

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Pine Camp Advisory Council 
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Miss Bernice E. Richardson 
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Mrs. Patricia E. Richardson 
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Richfood, Inc. 
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Mr. Franklin A. Robertson 
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Dr. Kenneth J. Robertion 
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Miss Gena Rockwell 
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Dr. Harvey B.Ryder 


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Mr. Fred W. Sammons 

Mr. Robert G. Sanderson 

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Miss Denise R. Scanlon 

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Dr. Julius J. Snyder 

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School of Social Work Faculty 
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Woman's Missionary Union of 

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Miss Louise E. Wells 


. Phinehas L.Wood 

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. George W. Woodcock 

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, Lauren A.Woods 

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.Steven R. Woolford 

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Henry P.Worrell 

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American Medical Association's Educational 
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1, 1975, and June 30, 1976 — are not included in 
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Mrs. Robert Abernathy 

Dr. and Mrs. Ernest B. Agee, Jr 

Dr. John E. Alexander 

Alexandria, Va., Women's Auxiliary 

Dr. Earl D.AIIara 

Mrs. Benjamin R. Allen, Jr. 

Mrs. Daniel N. Anderson 

Dr. Franklin L. Angell 

Mrs. William A, Anthony 

Arlington, Va., Women's Auxiliary 

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Dr. William Bauer 

Dr. Richard N. Baylor 

Mrs. William Beckenstein 

Dr. Robert B. Belk 

Dr. Morton Bender 

Mrs. James A. Bennett 

Mrs. Polly Berkowits 

Mrs. William Bernart 

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Dr. William R. Bishop 

Dr. David S. Borland 

Dr. Paul E. Bowles 

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Dr. Charles E. Brady III 

Dr. and Mrs. Henry T. Brobst 

Mrs. George Brooks 

Miss Elizabeth Brown 

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Dr. Robert A. Brown, Jr. 

Dr. and Mrs. Herman W. Brubaker 

Dr. and Mrs. Ted F. Burton 

Mrs. William S. Burton 

Mrs. Thomas W. Caldroney 

Mrs. Donald M. Callahan 

Dr. and Mrs. Denis P. Campbell 

Dr. Charles M. Caravati 

Dr. P. Carmichael 

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Mrs. Allen E. Combs 

Mrs.C. BarrieCook 

Dr. Charles W. Copenhaver 

Dr. Charles W. Coppedge 

Dr. Ronald G.Corley 

Mrs. Raymond F. Cosentino 

Dr. George B. Craddock 

Dr. Donald E. Cunningham 

Danville ETC, Va., Women's 

Dr. James E.P. Davia 
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Mrs. Keith C. Edmunds 
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Mrs. Milton Ende 
Dr. Epes 

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Fairfax, Va., Women's Auxiliary 
Dr. Belle D. Fears 
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Mrs. Anne Feriozi 
Dr. and Mrs. Darwin J. Ferry, Jr. 
Dr. and Mrs. Donald F. Fletcher, Jr 
Fourth District, Va., Women's 


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Mrs. Mary Gearing 

Mrs. Ellen Gentile 

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Miss Nancy Graham 

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Dr. and Mrs. Austin B. Harrelson 

Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Hefner 

Mrs. Charles H. Henderson 

Dr. William A. Higgs 

Mrs. William R. Hill 

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Miss Irene Hoge 

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Dr. and Mrs. William B. Hopkins, Jr. 

Mrs. Thomas l\l. Hunnicutt, Jr. 

Mrs. Mary J. Ireland 

Dr. R. Litwiller 

Dr. Joseph W. Longacher, Jr. 

Dr. Herman J. Lukeman 

Dr. John M. Lukeman 

Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Lunsford 

Lynchburg, Va., Women's Auxiliary 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Lynde 


Mrs. Alan MacKintosh 

Mrs. Geoffrey T. Mann 

Dr. Arthur J. Martin 

Dr. Edward D. Martirosian 

Dr. and Mrs. Alexander McCausland 

Dr. Carolyn M. McCue 

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel E. McLinn 

Dr. and Mrs. Ewing W. McPherson 

Dr. and Mrs. James C. Meador, Jr. 

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Meakin 

Medical Society of Virginia 

Dr. Frank F. Merker 

Dr. and Mrs. Julien Meyer 

Mid Tidewater, Va., Women's 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Moffatt 
Dr. Jacob T. Moll 
Dr. Ray A. Moore, Jr. 
Dr. Charles W. Moorefield 
Mrs. Thomas J. Moran 
Dr. and Mrs. M. Pinson Neal, Jr. 
Dr. and Mrs. S. Neale 
Newport News, Va., Women's 

Dr. and Mrs. Richard M. Newton 
Dr. Ernesto C. Noche 
Northampton ETC, Va., Women's 

Northern Neck, Va., Women's 



Mrs. Eugene R. Jacobs 

Dr. Abraham M. Jacobson 

Dr. and Mrs. Walter J. Jacumin 

Mrs. Allan H.Jeffries 

Dr. and Mrs. C. Leon Jennings, Jr. 

Dr. and Mrs. Walter S. Johnson 

Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin N. Jones 

Dr. Edwin J. Kamons 

Dr. Saul Kay 

Dr. Louis H. Keffer 

Mrs. Milton H. Kibbe 

Dr. and Mrs. John W. Kolmer 

Dr. Neil D. Kravetz 

Dr. James W. Lambdin 

Mrs. Ralph R. Landes 

Mrs. Walter E. Landis 

Mrs. Ruth Lang 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert A.W. Latimer, Jr 

Dr. Otis E. Linkous, Jr. 


Dr. Spotswood Robins 

Rockingham Unity Medical Society 

Rockingham, Va., Women's Auxiliary 

Dr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Roller 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Roth 

Dr. Rosser A. Rudolph, Jr. 

Dr. Arthur Sanders 

Dr. Thomas A. Saunders 

Mrs. J. Paul Sauvageot 

Dr. Robert W.Schimpf 

Dr. Earl S. Scott 

Dr. and Mrs. Jack L. Shelburg 

Dr. William A. Shelton t 

Dr. and Mrs. Reuben F. Simms I 

Mrs. Charles Smith M 

Dr. and Mrs. R. Snead 

Mrs. Roger Snyder 

Mrs. Ray A. Soltany 

Southwestern Virginia Medical 

Southwestern Virginia Women's 

Dr. Teresa S. Spindel 
Dr. Aubrey L. Stafford 
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Stark 
Dr. Catherine B.H.Stone 
Dr. and Mrs. Llewellyn W. Stringer, 

Dr. and Mrs. Leonell C. Strong, Jr. 
Dr. and Mrs. Adney K. Sutphin 

Dr. and Mrs. Mathew E. O'Keefe, Jr. 

Dr. Thomas P. Overton 

Dr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Palmer 

Dr. Glenn F. Palmer 

Dr. Richard E. Palmer 

Dr. Louis D. Parham, Jr. 

Dr. Peter A.N. Pastore 

Mrs. Joan Peterson 

Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Phillips 

Dr. and Mrs. James W. Phillips 

Dr. Frederick G. Pierce 

Mrs. Charles T. Polls, Jr. 

Mrs. Warren Polk 

Portsmouth, Va., Women's Auxiliary 

Mrs. Robert L. Price 


Dr. Luke R. Rader 

Radiology Associates 

Dr. Richard C. Rashid 

Mrs. William J. Reardon 

Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Reavis 

Dr. Benjamin H. Rice 

Dr. Robert D. Richards 

Richmond, Va., Women's Auxiliary 

Roanoke, Va., Women's Auxiliary 


Dr. and Mrs. Paul A. Tanner, Jr. 

Mrs. Terry F. Tanner 

Mrs. Britton E. Taylor 

Dr. Raymond J. Thabet 

Mrs. J.M.Thatcher 

Dr. Gerard V. Thompson, Jr. 

Mrs. W. Nash Thompson 

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Z. Thurman 

Dr. and Mrs. William P. Tice 

Dr. and Mrs. Milton R. Tignor, Jr 

Dr. Norman R. Tingle 

Dr. Humberto A. Torres 

Tri County Virginia Women's 

Dr. Robert S. Turner, Jr. 
Dr. Leo L. Tylec 
Mrs. Carl Vest 
State of Virginia Women's 

Virginia Surgical Society 


Dr. Robert L. Waddell 

Dr. and Mrs. James A. Walsh 

Dr. William W.Walthall, Jr. 

Dr. Louis Warden 

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Waring 

Mrs. G. Hugh Warren, Jr. 

Dr. and Mrs. George F. White 

Dr. Harold E.Wilkins 

Dr. Frederick M. Williams 

Mrs. Harold L.Williams 

Dr. Philip J. Winn IV 

Wise, Va., Women's Auxiliary 

Dr. Sydnor T. Withers 

Dr. R. Hugh Wood 

Mrs. Robert L. Wood 

Dr. and Mrs. William H. Woodson 

Dr. William R.Woolner 

When James Branch Cabell went toVCU 

By Maurice Duke 

It is, of course, presumptuous for anyone 
to chronicle any part of the past decade 
of Richmond's history. After all, the 
story of the city goes back to the 
eighteenth century, while the last decade 
is still in almost everyone's mind. But if 
the writer is talking about the genesis of 
any part of Virginia Commonwealth 
University, clearly an institution of the 
present and the future, perhaps he can 
be forgiven. And especially, if the subject 
is James Branch Cabell, a Richmond name 
permanently linked with the university, 
there is just the remote possibility 
that the story might even be interesting. 

Although his name is no longer ut- 
tered with a giggle by New York City's 
chorus girls nor his latest book anxiously 
awaited by the reviewers and critics from 
Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis, or San 
Francisco, Cabell was once at the fore- 
front of American literature. Born in 1879 
at the site of the present Richmond 
Public Library — just about where the rare 
book room now is, he used to speculate 
wryly — he went on to publish fifty-two 
books before his death in 1958. 

Cabell was a shy man who preferred 
his study, first at Dumbarton just north 
of Richmond and later at 3201 Monu- 
ment Avenue, to the limelight sought by 
many writers of his day. In the privacy 
of his office, guarded from the curious 
by his first wife Priscilla, he wrote his 
books that, although set in medieval 
Europe, very much reflected the foibles 
of twentieth century society. His most 
ambitious work is the eighteen-volume 
Storisende edition, known also as The 
Biography of the Life of Dom Manuel. As a 
unit, these books represent one of the 

Maurice Duke is an associate professor of 
English at VCU. In addition to teaching 
courses in American literature and directing 
graduate studies in English, Duke edits the 
book page and writes a book column for the 
Richmond Times-Dispatch. He also is 
presently under contract to complete a book 
on Cabell, and he is one of three editors of a 
two-volume stud}/ of black American litera- 
ture to be published next year. Duke, a 
graduate of the College of William and Man/ 
and the University of Iowa, once worked as a 
neivspaper photographer. Today he is a 
licensed automobile race driver. 

great imaginary sagas in modern fiction. 

Today, nowever, Cabell is remembered 
by only a handful of critics and scholars, 
along with some of the mainstream 
writers of science fiction and fantasy, 
who see in his preciously wrought 
romances the prototype of their kinds of 
stories. A few people remember /ur^w;, 
the novel that made Cabell famous, or 
infamous, because of its trial, and sub- 

Bookplate Cabell ustrf to identifyhis library. 

sequent acquittal, on obscenity charges. 
Still others may recall The Silver Stallion 
or Figures of Earth, or perhaps Let Me Lie 
or As I Remember It. For the most part, 
however, Cabell's reputation did not 
withstand the social changes brought on 
by the stock market crash and the Great 
Depression. Too many readers had 
erroneously viewed his work as escapist, 
and thus he lived out the last three 
decades of his life as a supposed writer 
of the old regime rather than as the 
universal spokesman that he reaUy was. 

But if Cabell's reputation as a \\Titer 
has undergone drastic changes, his per- 
sonal library, now housed in the Cabell 
Room of the Cabell Library- on VCU's 
academic campus, has not. The collec- 
tion, which numbers nearly four 
thousand volumes, plus letters and 
manuscripts, chronicles his development 
as a wTiter as well as his reading interests 

over more than half a century. It also 
includes much information about his 
friends and acquaintances in the literary 

I first became acquainted with the 
Cabell collection in the fall of 1966. 
Having just completed most of my Ph.D. 
work at the University of Iowa and 
joined the English faculty at Richmond 
Professional Institute, I was in search of 
a dissertation topic. At an early-evening 
party given by Dr. Allan Brown, then the 
chairman of the English department, I 
was introduced to an RPI alumnus who 
had gone on to take a doctor's degree 
from the University of Paris. He was Dr. 
Edgar MacDonald, a Cabell scholar 
whose work is wideh' known. Dr. Mac- 
Donald told me of the library and 
mentioned that it had never been 
cataloged. He also offered to introduce 
me to Mrs. Cabell so that I might ask 
permission to compile such a catalog for 
a doctoral dissertation. 

After a pleasant meeting \%ith Mrs. 
Cabell, carried on in the presence of the 
CabeU famil\- f)ortraits and Mr. Cabell's 
books in her parlor, I received the 
necessary- permission and, not knoxsing 
reall}' what to expect, I began work 

In those days, the bulk of the collec- 
tion was contained in Cabell's combina- 
tion library- and studv located on the 
second floor of his large late- Victorian 
house at 3201 Monument .Avenue, but 
there were books in other rooms as well. 
All the walls of the library were lined 
with books. There were books on the 
mantlepiece, on the small marble-topped 
table that now stands in the center of the 
Cabell Room at the university, and in 
two small adjoining rooms, there %\-ere 
also books on floor-to-ceiling shelves in 
the main parlor downstairs. In the same 
room there was a cabinet, also later 
moved to the Cabell Room, which held 
all of CabeDs o\sti works. I later learned 
that there were books in CabeUs sum- 
mer house. PoNTiton, on Virginia's 
Northern Xeck, about seventy miles 
from Richmond. 

As I began ^vork on sorting out the 
materials, I quicklv began to realize that 
far more than Cabell's books comprised 
the library-. Because Cabell was a lover of 


Dr. Duke sits at Cabell's desk, which now occupies a spot in the Cabell Room beneath a 
portrait of the prominent Richmond author. 

books as objects, as well as for the 
written word which they contained, he 
carefully divided his main library into 
several sections, each of which held 
different kinds of books. For example, a 
large portion of the main library room 
upstairs contained his working library, 
the books that influenced his thinking 
and those that he used as source material. 
Most of the volumes in this category 
were shelved on the west, north, and 
east walls, but a few of them were 
downstairs in the main parlor, brought 
there after Cabell was no longer able to use 
the stairs. This section of the library 
contained about 1,500 to 2,000 volumes, 
many of them standard translations from 
French, Greek, and Latin. 

The most interesting part of the work- 
ing library was contained in shelves on 


the east wall of the library. It was there 
that Cabell kept his books on mythology, 
psychology, primitive ritual, medieval 
romance, psychic aberrations, folklore, 
voodoo, and other occult subjects. About 
275 volumes were shelved there. Also in 
the main library room, lining the south 
wall in glass-fronted cases, were the 
autographed first editions that his friends 
in the literary world had sent him. 
Because Cabell very early developed the 
habit of placing all correspondence rela- 
tive to a particular book in the book itself 
and replacing it on the shelf, I found 
many letters from some of the most 
important writers in twentieth-century 
America. Sometimes the letters had been 
pasted in, sometimes tipped in, and 
sometimes simply laid in, as was the 
case when Cabell grew older. Signed and 

inscribed first editions and letters from 
such luminaries as Sinclair Lewis, F. 
Scott Fitzgerald, H. L. Mencken, Ellen 
Glasgow, and others lay where Cabell 
had placed them years before. 

As the months passed, I began to 
probe deeper and deeper into Cabell's 
life, and in an uncanny way I began to 
feel that I had been transported back in 
time to the 1920s. I read and recorded 
the humble statements written in faded 
ink by Scott Fitzgerald, the humorous 
ones by Mencken, and the melancholy 
ones by the poet George Sterling, who 
later took his own life. I read also the 
last letter written by Stephen Vincent 
Benet and the terribly tragic one an- 
nouncing the death of Wells Lewis, 
Sinclair Lewis's son, who was killed in 
action in World War IL It's one thing to 
read an author's books, all neatly edited 
by a large publishing house, as we do in 
college courses. It's entirely different to 
rummage through his personal papers, 
his manuscripts, and his private letters. 
The former gives you a picture of the 
public man, the latter of the private 

While I was busy cataloging each 
afternoon, afterward frequently enjoying 
the hospitality and reminiscences of Mrs. 
Cabell and Ballard, Mr. Cabell's son, 
exciting things were going on at 
Richmond Professional Institute. There 
was talk of the impending merger with 
the Medical College of Virginia as well as 
rumors of a new library that would 
replace the one in the carriage house 
behind the Hibbs Building. Presided over 
long and ably by Miss Rosamond 
McCanless, the cramped building, with- 
out air conditioning, and long without 
even a telephone, had just about out- 
lived its purpose. More and more I 
began to wonder whether we could 
possibly name the new library for Cabell. 
After all, the Cabells had lived in the city 
for nearly two centuries, and along with 
Edgar Allan Poe and Ellen Glasgow, 
Cabell was certainly one of the city's 
best-known writers of fiction. 

When I took the idea to Dr. Brown, I 
found that he had already been thinking 
along the same lines. Following discus- 
sions with Dr. MacDonald, and later 
with me. Dr. Brown carried to the 
governing board of the institution the 
proposal that, if Mrs. Cabell were will- 
ing, the new library, for which ground 
had yet to be broken, be named for 
Cabell. The board gave its approval, and 
there followed an official visit to Mrs. 
Cabell by Robert A. Wilson, then rector 
of the Board of Visitors of RPI, Dr. 
Brown, and me. The request was simple 
and straightforward: Mr. Wilson asked 
permission to use Cabell's name for the 
new library. After a short time, she gave 
her permission. 

By July of 1967 I had completed the 
cataloging, including listing the books at 
Poynton, and had begun the first rough 

draft of the manuscript. In the mean- 
time, Mrs. Cabell ana Ballard had de- 
cided that they wanted, if possible, to 
keep Mr. Cabell's collection in 
Richmond, and they began thinking 
more and more of the new Cabell 
Library. On July 1, 1968, Virginia Com- 
monwealth University was formed by the 
merger of Richmond Professional Insti- 
tute and the Medical College of Virginia, 
lust before the recommendation to join 

the two institutions was announced, 
however, Mrs. Cabell made public her 
and Ballard's decision that Cabell's 
books, papers, and letters be housed in 
the James Branch Cabell Library. 

As satisfying as the decisions by 
everyone had been, there was still a 
tremendous amount of work to be done 
before the Cabell Room could be deco- 
rated, furnished, and lined with Cabell's 
books. First of all, Mrs. Cabell, with the 

aid of the newly formed Asvxnates of 
the James Branch Cabell Library, under- 
took the enormous task of planning and 
coordinating efforts to have the r<Mjm, 
constructed in mid-Victorian style in the 
center of a twentieth-century building, 
prepared and furnished. By this time my 
catalog of the library had been accepted 
as a doctoral dissertation, and I was 
working both as a teacher in the English 
cnntinued on next pavf 

What's so special about Special Collections? 

By Vesta Lee Gordon 

What is so special about Special Collec- 
tions? Why is the door always locked? 
Why do I have to fill out so many forms 
when all I want to see is one book? 
These are some of the questions fre- 
quently asked of the staff of the Cabell 
Library's Special Collections Department. 

Actually, subject collections would be a 
more apt description of the department's 
holdings. But the term special is used 
because of the format of the materials — 
first editions, manuscripts and docu- 
ments, flimsy pamphlets and broad- 
sides, photographs and tape recordings, 
and artifacts. These types of materials, 
collected for their subject content, 
require detailed finding aids and 
indexes. In other words, they need 
specialized treatment. 

There are, of course, some truly special 
or rare items in the collections, such as a 
leaf from the First Folio of Shakespeare's 
Hamlet, a first edition of Samuel 
Johnson's dictionary, several handwritten 
letters of Ezra Pound's, and a scarce 1818 
Petersburg, Virginia, imprint, Poems of 
Laura. The locked door is one means of 
protecting these valuable items from 
theft. Careful surveillance of researchers 
and a burglar alarm complement the 
security system. The multitude of forms 
makes it possible for us not only to keep 
various statistics about use but also to 
assist the researcher better by knowing 
the topic of research. 

Upon the completion of the new 
addition to the Cabell Library, the Spe- 
cial Collections Department moved into 
its present quarters on the library's 
fourth floor in June of 1975. The librar\', 
however, has been acquiring research 
materials since 1969, largely through the 
efforts of the late N. Harvey Deal, former 
director of libraries; Dr. Maurice Duke, 
professor of English; and the Associates 

Vesta Lee Gordon is special collections 
librarian at the James Branch Cabell Libraiy. 

of the James Branch Cabell Library. Their 
combined efforts laid the groundwork for 
certain of the subject areas in which we 
now collect. 

James Branch CabeU's personal library 
was the first collection of a Richmond 
writer's to be acquired. In 1971 the 
associates sponsored an exhibit of 
Richmond authors from William Byrd of 
Westover to Tom Wolfe, which brought 
in a number of inscribed first editions. 
The department has also acquired manu- 
scripts by Alden Hatch, Parke Rouse, 
James D. Pendleton, and Joseph Br\'an 
III. In addition to area authors, we have 
begun to include some Southern writers. 

The decision by the Poetry Society of 
Virginia to develop an American poetry 
collection concentrating on Virginia poets 
was another important development in 
our collecting program. Through mem- 
bers of the society, the library has 
received the papers of Mary Sinton 
Leitch and Harry Meacham. To comple- 
ment the poetry society's collection, the 
associates purchased collections of Edna 
St. Vincent Millay, Emily Dickinson, and 
John Bannister Tabb. 

Although the library wishes to collect 
materials concerning all aspects of the 
women's movement, the emphasis thus 
far has been upon the acquisition of 
works by women writers. The library' 
acquired last year the papers of Miss 
Adele Clark, one of the founders of the 
Equal Suffrage League of Virginia and 
first president of the Virginia League of 
Women Voters. These papers, filling 
fifteen file drawers and spanning this 
century, are a must for anyone doing 
research in the women's movement. 

Since the universits' is an integral part 
of the city of Richmond, the department 
is attempting to develop a modem 
Richmond historv collection by acquiring 
such records as those of local religious 
bodies, communit\' organizations, and 
businesses. Another collecting area is 

that of inter-group relations, dealing 
with the relations of minority grouf)S to 
the majority. 

The last broad area in our special 
collection is that of caricature and car- 
toons. We have limited this field to 
twentieth-centun,' Americans. The per- 
sonal librany- of Billy DeBeck, creator of 
Barney Google and Snuff\- Smith, was 
our first in this area. DeBeck used his 
books to determine the proper dialect for 
his characters. One unique piece from 
this collection is a door which contains a 
1931 drawing of Barney Google and his 
mule Spark Plug. 

Other collections of interest are the 
files of the VCU oral histon.' project. 
Supported bv the Department of Historv'. 
the various tapes and transcripts include 
a histor\' of RPI, the development of 
education for the \-isually handicapped, 
and a study of women's suffrage. 

Last, there is our one eighteenth- 
century' collection, purchased by the 
librarv associates. This is the Giacomini 
collection of Samuel Johnson and James 
Boswell, which includes many of their 
first editions as well as books about them. 

In addition to the various subject 
collections, the department also holds 
the archi\es of Richmond Professional 
Institute and the records of VCU's 
academic campus. 

At present VCU's special collections 
department is under utilized. The reason 
for this, of course, is that the university- 
has not been known for its research 
collections. But as our holdings become 
better publicized, we expect the number 
of patrons to increase; however, the 
Special Collections Department needs the 
help of VCU alumni, faculty, and stu- 
dents in publicizing its holdings. We also 
need help in acquiring more materials in 
our specialized areas. We shall gladly 
\-isit and talk with anyone who knows of 
a collection or \vho would like to donate 
materials to the Cabell Librarv. ~ 

department and as bibliographical con- 
sultant to the director of libraries, a new 
post which had recently been filled by 
the late N. Harvey Deal. 

If you were at the university during 
those days — or at any university around 
the country for that matter — you doubt- 
less recall them as troubled times. Viet- 
nam, with all the problems it fostered, 
came to VCU in the form of protests, 
strikes, and strong decisions, followed by 
indecision on the parts of almost all 
parties involved. Each day we read of 
bombings and building-burnings, and all 
of us wondered whether the same would 
happen here. 

So it was that during the height of the 
protests Mrs. Cabell began understand- 
ably to worry for the safety of her late 
husband's collection, still in the house at 
3201 Monument Avenue. As she was 
making preparations for one of her 
extended stays at Poynton, she came to 
the conclusion that the bulk of the 
collection should be removed before her 
scheduled departure for the country 
house. Because hme was of the essence, 
1 rented a panel truck, took two student 
assistants from the library, and brought 
the heart of the collection back to the 
campus and hand-carried it to the 
storerooms on the fourth floor of the 
Hibbs Building, where it remained until 

space was ready in the library. It was a 
hard day's work, but a satisfying one. 
Mr. Cabell came to VCU under trying 

The work that the two student assis- 
tants (whose names I never knew) and I 
did that day was only the beginning, 
however. Following Harvey Deal's death, 
I returned full time to the English 
department and others, more knowl- 
edgeable about books than I, took over 
the task of bringing the remainder of the 
collection to the university. Today, it is 
being shelved according to standard 
library specifications by Mr. Ray O. 
Hummel, Jr., who for years served as the 
assistant state librarian for the Com- 
monwealth of Virginia. 

When we look back on the story of 
James Branch Cabell, his books, and the 
library that bears his name, there are a 
number of observations that we can 
make. In the first place, in the Cabell 
collection, the university has a major 
research collection by one of Virginia's 
best-known writers. In addition, not only 
Cabell is represented in the collection, 
but also a number of other writers, all of 
whom have left their mark on American 
literature of this century. Coupled with 
the other items that have been acquired 
through the associates of the library as 
well as through other independent but 

supportive people and organizations, the 
special collections section has begun to 
serve as a nucleus around which will be 
built a stronger collection as time passes. 
Already the collection is serving as the 
basis for master's theses by several stu- 
dents in the various graduate programs, 
notably those in VCU's newly formed 
English/ English education master's de- 
gree program. 

In addition to being a research collec- 
tion, however, the Cabell papers serve as 
a kind of monument to the life of one of 
the city's greatest citizens. Over the 
years VCU has forged and polished its 
image as a urban university, one that 
relates to the community in a way 
different from the institutions of higher 
learning of the past. VCU strives to be a 
part of the community, both learning 
from it and giving to it, and the Cabell 
collection stands as evidence that both 
the university and the citizens feel that 
Richmond's cultural and literary heritage 
is important. 

As a student, James Branch Cabell did 
not attend a school like Virginia Com- 
monwealth University. He graduated 
from the College of William and Mary, 
but if he were alive today he would 
probably remark in that wry way of his, 
"I'U never regret the time I went to 
VCU." D 

Mrs. Cabell, zoidow of the author, directed the design and decoration of the Cabell Room. The Victorian-style study contains family heirlooms, 
among them a fireplace from Cabell's birthplace and the Bingham bookcase the author bought with his first royalties. The portrait is of Cabell's 
son, Ballard. A mid-nineteenth century Aubusson rug covers the parquet floor. 


Did you know. 

Oliver Hall embraces new ideas 

At the October 9 dedication of VCU's 
new science-education complex, Mrs. 
George J. Oliver described Oliver Hall 
as embodying the spirit of her late 
husband, for whom the building is 
named. Just as Dr. Oliver reached out 
and embraced new ideas during his 
seven years as president of Richmond 
Professional Institute, so does the $6.9 
million facility housing the School of 
Education and the departments of 
chemistry, physics, and mathematics. 
The building, which is located at the 
corner of Main and Beech streets on the 
academic campus, comprises three wings 
totaling 171,800 square feet and two 
aerial walkways. 

Besides its spirit, Oliver HaU offers 
VCU students an opportunity for indi- 
vidual study. Many of the rooms within 
the four-story complex were designed to 
give students an opportunity to work at 
their own pace and to increase their 
access to modern equipment and mate- 

For example, the mathematics 
laboratory, housed in the aerial bridge 
over Main Street, contains 104 study 
carrels equipped with tape recorders 
and earphones. By listening to tape 
recordings and following texts, students 
can tackle math at their own speed. 
They can finish a college algebra course 
in six weeks, complete two semesters of 
math within one semester, or spend 
two semesters meeting a three-hour 
math requirement. Students can even 
schedule their own tests. 

Illuminated squares of red, white, and 
blue make the periodic table of the 
elements clearer for beginning chemistry 
students who are assigned to the Mary 
E. Kapp Lecture Room, which contains 
a nine-foot-wide illumigraph, a $6,000 
lighted periodic table. While facing the 
class, the instructor is able to push 
buttons at a console and light the chart 
to illustrate family groups of metals, 
nonmetals, and gases. As one student 
remarked, "The colors make different 
relationships of the elements mean 
something to me. They stick in my head 

(The lecture room is named for Dr. 
Kapp, professor emeritus of chemistry. 
Before her retirement in 1973, Dr. Kapp 
served on the chemistry faculty for 
twenty-nine years, twenty-sLx of them 
as chairman. Colleagues and former 
students contributed funds for a portrait 
of the professor and a lecture series 
named in her honor.) 

Two aerial walkways connect Oliver Hall's science ami education wings 

The School of Education wing in- 
cludes rooms designed to serve as 
learning centers. There is, for example, 
a teachers' resource center, a media 
center, a micro-teaching laborator\', a 
communication arts laboratory, and a 
mathematics, science, and social studies 
center. These rooms allow education 
students to gain experience using dif- 
ferent kinds of ec]uipment and instruc- 
tional aids. For instance, the teachers' 
resource center contains a hand drill, 
lumber, hammers, paints, cardboard, 
and a bookcase of "\vhy-not-tr\-it" 
curriculum ideas for designing and 
building items to encourage classroom 
children to learn. Learning aids already 
constructed and on display include a 
twelve-foot papier-mache tree, a read- 
ing loft, and a puppet theater. 

The new facility also pro\-ides stu- 
dents with a place to sit down and 
relax. The top floor of the three-ston.- 
walkway-bridge joining the education 
and science wings contains a student 
lounge equipped with vending 
machines stocked with drinks. 
sand\siches, and snacks. 

Governor Mills E. Godwin. Jr., spoke 
at the dedication ceremony and urged 
state legislators to recognize the growth 
of Virginia Commonwealth University 
and the resulting need for expanded 
facilities. T kno\v we all realize that the 
dedication of a ne\v academic building 
can be onlv a catching-of-breath in our 
pursuit of the jxitential at VCU." said 
the governor. 

The late Dr. George Jeffries Oliver, 
for whom Oliver Hall is named, was 

president of RPI from 1960 until his 
retirement in 1967. During his presi- 
dency, RPI's enrollment and physical 
plant tripled in size. 

Twins are r esearch subject 

VCU recently received more than 2.5 
million in federal dollars to conduct a 
variety of research projects, among them a 
study involving twins and another testing 
a method of starving brain tumors. These 
grants, along with others, brings VCU's 
total grant support to more than $12.7 
million for the first nine months of the 
year. Some the recent major awards are 
described briefly below. 

n The National Instihxte of Child Health 
and Human Development has awarded 
MCV a five-year grant of $1.2 million for a 
study involving twins. Dr. Walter E. 
Nance, chairman of the Department of 
Human Genetics, will lead a team of seven 
scientists who hope to find out why 
fraternal twins seem to run in families. 
They also will attempt to find differences 
between identical twins born sharing a 
single placenta and those born in separate 
placentae. Other studies will also be 
conducted. The researchers plan to 
examine idendcal twins to determine the 
effect vitamin C has on growth. In addi- 
tion, they will study both identical and 
fraternal twins in an effort to decide 
whether the hormonal responses which 
produce high blood pressure are inher- 
ited. Since October, the research team has 
been recruiting sets of fraternal and iden- 
tical twins of all ages to parhcipate in the 
studies. Twins can contact the Depart- 
ment of Human Genetics at MCV for more 

D MCV has received a $421,000 contract 
from the National Cancer Institute to 
study the relationship of nutrition and 
brain cancer. The study involves a form of 
diet manipulation aimed at slowing the 
growth of highly malignant brain tumors. 
The new research contract calls for ten 
patients who have primary brain tumors 
to participate in a clinical study which 
employs a technique of eliminating essen- 
tial tumor nutrients from the diet. The 
scientists hope the undernourished tumors 
will stop growing or shrink. 

D The School of Nursing has been 
granted $181,866 from the nursing divi- 
sion of the U.S. Public Health Service to 
establish off-campus graduate degree 
programs in nursing. The award repre- 
sents the first year's funding of a three- 
year training grant proposal which totaled 
more than $700,000. MCV and the Univer- 
sity of Virginia, the only two nursing 
schools in the commonwealth offering 
graduate degrees in nursing, are col- 
laborating to develop the first master's 
jms available outside of Richmond 

and Charlottesville. The deans of the two 
schools hope to offer the first courses next 
year, probably in Roanoke and Tidewater. 

n The law enforcement education pro- 
gram of the U. S . Department of Justice has 
awarded VCU's Department of Adminis- 
tration of Justice and Public Safety a grant 
amounting to $71,480. The money will be 
used to cover tuition and fees for approx- 
imately 200 law enforcement students 
attending VCU. The awards are given to 
police officers and professionals working 
in the corrections and criminal justice 
fields who are furthering their educations. 

History recorded in thread 

A history of Virginia Commonwealth 
University has been stitched by needle 
and thread. Last year twelve women 
enrolled in a quilting class offered by 
VCU's Center for Continuing Education 
began work on a quilt depicting the 
history of the university. But before they 
could actually begin sewing, the quilters, 
most of them beginners, had to master 
such centuries-old needlework skills as 
embroidery, applique, patchwork, and 

For the first two months the class met 
for a modern-day quilting bee at the home 
of one of their inshuctors, Viola Tetterton; 
she and Barbara Jones taught the various 
stitchery techniques. Once they could 
nimbly stitch the elaborate designs, the 
women went to work on two quilts 
simultaneously — one devoted to VCU 
and the other to the history of Richmond 
(see VCU Magazine, Fall 1976). 

The quilted history of VCU unravels in 
the sequence of eighteen embroidered 
blocks symbolizing the development of 
the university from the beginnings of its 
predecessors, the Medical College of Vir- 
ginia and the Richmond Professional In- 
stitute. Each block took ten to twenty 
hours to embroider. 

Once the blocks were completed, they 
were assembled and sewn together. Then 
the quilters spent 190 hours quilting the 
six-foot square. Finally, in June, the quilt 
was finished, and this fall it was exhibited 
in both the Cabell Library on the academic 
campus and the Tompkins-McCaw library 
on the MCV campus. Now the quilts 
are on loan to Richmond's Valentine Mu- 

The geomehic design of the VCU quilt 
was inspired by the art deco style popular 
in early decades of this century. Kathleen 
Quarterman, who designed the quilt 
while teaching part time in the Depart- 
ment of Communication Arts and Design, 
says she chose the art deco motif because, 
as she points out, "Several buildings at 
MCV have an art deco theme, and RPI got 
its start about the time the style was 
popular." She chose natural colors for the 
quilt — browns, ranging from dark to rust 
to beige, and gray. 

According to Quarterman it is unusual 
in this day and time to find such an 
outstanding example of quilting. "The 
VCU quilt," she says, "compares to the 
finest quilting of the nineteenth century." 

Blocks in the top half of the quOt 
symboUze the following events from 
MCV's history (from left to right; top to 
center): (1) the old Union Hotel, which 
housed the medical college when it 
opened in 1838; (2) the first hospital 
building. Old Dominion Hospital, which 
opened in 1861; (3) the Egyptian Building, 
built in 1845 and restored in 1939; (4) 
stylized wings from the Egyptian Build- 
ing, used as an MCV symbol; (5) horse 
drawn hospital ambulance; (6) MCV West 
Hospital, constructed in 1939 in the art 
deco style; (7) stylized American eagle on 
an art deco maObox in the lobby of MCV 
West Hospital; (8) the Three Bears statue 
in the courtyard of MCV West Hospital; 
(9) heart transplants, pioneered at MCV, 
representing advancements in medicine 
and hope for the future. 

The bottom half of the quilt is devoted to 
RPI and symbolizes the following (again 
from left to right; bottom to center): (1) 
1112 Capitol Street, which housed the first 
classes of the Richmond School of Social 
Work and Public Health when it opened in 
1917; (2) 1228 East Broad Street, where the 
school moved in 1919; (3) pubHc health 
nursing student helping a child in a rural 
area during the doctor shortage caused by 
World War I; (4) Dr. Henry H. Hibbs, a 
founder and head of RPI from 1917 until 
1959; (5) Founders Hall, the first building 
on the academic campus, acquired in 1925; 
(6) a Model T Ford; (7) Ginter stable, later 
an art gallery, then the library, and now 
Anderson Gallery; (8) Cabell Library, 
which opened in 1970 and was completed 
in 1975; (9) hand holding pencils, paint 
brushes, and test tubes, representing the 
diversity of programs offered on the 
academic campus. 

Do-it-yourself medical care 

Want to know how to slash your medical 
bills? No doubt you do, for the average 
American family makes about twelve trips 
to its doctor and spends more than $400 
annually in doctors' fees, medical tests, 
and drugs. According to two noted physi- 
cians, enlightened medical consumers can 
learn to treat many medical problems at 
home, resulting in a savings of about $300 
a year. 

The physicians — Dr. Donald M. Vic- 
kery, associate clinical professor of family 
medicine at the Medical College of Vir- 
ginia, and Dr. James F. Fries, professor of 
immunology at Stanford University Med- 
ical School — have developed a guide to 
inform consumers about when to see their 
doctors and when to treat their ailments at 
home. The new book, entitled Take Care of 
Yourself: A Consumer's Guide to Medical 
Care, is aimed at reducing some 70 percent 


Bicentennial quilt dqjicts the history of VCU from its beginnings as the Medical College of Virginia and Richmond Professional Institute. 

The quilt zcas constructed by a quilting class offered through the Ce1^ter for Continuing Education. 

of all visits patients make to their doctors. 

In the introduction to their new book, 
the doctors point out that the demand for 
physicians' services has increased steadi- 
ly. "In 1973, there were 325 million more 
doctor visits than in 1964. This greater 
demand contributes to longer waiting 
lines, less time with the doctor, increased 
physician charges, and higher medical- 
insurance premiums. 

"Most of these visits are made for 
relatively minor medical problems. In our 
national quest for a symptom-free exis- 
tence, as many as 70 percent of visits to the 
doctor have been termed 'unnecessary. ' 
The competent physician's response to 
these visits is either to reassure the patient 

or to advise measures which are available 
without prescription." 

The doctors concede that their new 
guide has its limitations. "The medical 
advice is as sound as we can make it. But it 
will not always work. Like advice from 
your doctor or nurse, it will not always 
prove successful. "Thus, they add, "Ifyou 
are under the care of a physician and 
receive advice contrar\' to this book, 
follow the physician's adxice; the indi- 
vidual characteristics of your problem can 
then be taken into account." 

To help the public, Vicker}' and Fries 
have sprinkled their book with "flo\\- 
charts" that show graphically how to react 
to an iUness in a logical, step-by-step way. 

Dr. Vickery, who is associated %\-ith the 
MCV Family Practice Center in Fairfax, 
Virginia, and ser\-es on the clinical facul- 
ties of both MC\' and Georgeto^vTi Uni- 
versity-, developed medical flo\\"-charts for 
Armv training manuals for doctors aides 
at Fort Belvoir. \'irginia. some years ago. 
He later used the idea as director of the 
medical center in Reston, Virginia, for his 
nurses and receptionists. 

In addition to pro\iding information 
about common diseases and accidents and 
ad\'ice on \\hen to contact the doctor and 
when to applv home care, the new guide 
pro\"ides ad\ice on how to find the right 
doctor, how to keep healthv and trim. 
how to talk to vour doctor, how to follow 

your doctor's advice, how to pick the right 
hospital or medical facility, how to cut 
drug costs, what to stock in your medicine 
chest, and how to keep medical records. 
The 288-page guide has been published 
by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company 
of Reading, Massachusetts, and is priced 
at $9.95. 

Briefly ,. 

A Center for Public Affairs designed to 
aid Virginia cities and counties in gov- 
ernmental decision-making and problem- 
solving has been established by VCU's 
School of Connmunity Services. Initially, 
the center staff will consist of a director, an 
assistant director, and fourteen specialists 
in such fields as housing, transportation, 
recreation, land use, and economic and 
industrial development. It wUl be funded 
through grants from federal and state 
sources, as well as grants from quasi- 
public organizations. No univeristy funds 
appropriated by the state will be used for 
the center's operation. 

Phi Kappa Phi national honor society has 
approved the establishment of a chapter at 
VCU. The society, which Hsts 81,000 
members on 164 campuses, authorizes 
chapters only at those colleges and uni- 
versities meeting its standards of excellence 
and accreditation. Founded in 1897 to 
recognize and encourage superior scho- 
larship. Phi Kappa Phi accepts nominees 
from applied and professional fields of 
study as well as from letters, arts, sci- 
ences, and humanities. Membership is 
open to outstanding undergraduate and 
graduate students. 

Shafer Street Playhouse launched its 
1976-1977 season in October with a pro- 
duction of A Man for All Seasons. Three 
other stage plays are scheduled for the 
remainder of the season: You Can't Take It 
with You, November 11-December 5; The 
Hairy Ape, February 17-March 5; and 
MaratlSade, April 7-24. Call the Theatre- 
VCU Box Office for reservations and dates 
of matinees and evening performances; 
the telephone number is 770-6778. 

John Marshall Day was observed at VCU 
on September 24, the birthdate of the 
outstanding Richmonder who served as 
chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 
from 1801 until 1835. The occasion was 
marked by the presentation of a lecture by 
Dr. Charles T. CuUen, coeditor of The 
Papers of John Marshall, and the erection of 
a plaque at the site of John Marshall's 
grave in Richmond's Shockoe Cemetary. 
The plaque, which describes Marshall's 
life and works, is VCU's permanent 
bicentennial contribution to the com- 

Fashions for the handicapped were mod- 
eled in a fashion show at the Jefferson 
Hotel on September 15. Nancy Hollomon, 

a member of the fashion design depart- 
ment who used a grant-in-aid from the 
university to research the special clothing 
needs of the handicapped, designed some 
forty garments for people confined to 
wheelchairs or who have scoliosis, pa- 
ralysis, or amputated limbs. The fashion 
show was sponsored jointly by the 
Department of Fashion Design and the 
Virginia Occupational Therapy Associa- 

Dr. Lynn D. Abbott, Jr., retired last June 
after teaching at MCV thirty-six years. He 
began teaching in the biochemistry de- 
partment in 1940, and with the exception 
of three years' active duty in the Navy, he 
spent his entire professional career at the 
medical college. In 1962 he became chair- 
man of the department, a post he held at 

the time of his retirement. His portrait, 
presented to MCV by his friends and 
colleagues, now hangs in the Negus 
Lecture Room in Sanger Hall. Dr. Abbott 
has been appointed a professor emeritus 
by the umversity's Board of Visitors. 

Cornelius A. (Neal) Kooiman, chairman 
of the Department of Occupational Thera- 
py, died of cancer on July 6. Kooiman, 
cofounder and a member of the Richmond 
chapter of Make Today Count, an organi- 
zation for the terminally ill, was inter- 
viewed in the article "Making Today 
Count," which appeared in VCU Magazine, 
June 1975. His illness was diagnosed in 
1973. Memorial gifts may be contributed to 
the VCU Annual Fund (restiicted to the 
Kooiman Fund) or to the MCV Cancer 

John Marshall's grave is noio marked with a VCU-Bicentennial plaque. 

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Dr. Randolph M. Jackson (B.S. pharmacy 
'43; M.D. '46), an anesthesiologist at Winches- 
ter (Va.) Memorial Hospital, has been reelected 
to a three-year term on the board of directors of 
the American Society of Anesthesiologists for 
District 28, an area which includes Virginia and 
West Virginia. 

Paintings and photographs by Kenneth 
Rowe (B.F.A. fine arts '43) were displayed at 
the Richmond Public Library in July. Rowe has 
had paintings accepted in six Virginia Museum 
biennial exhibitions. Two of his photographs 
were shown in the museum's 1971 Virginia 
Photographers show. 

Maxine Bamett (B.S. pharmacy '46) is the 
first woman to be appointed by the Suffolk 
(Va.) City Council to the city's planning com- 
mission. She is married to Dr. George H. 
Bamett (D.D.S. '49), a former member of the 
city council. 

R. David Anderson (B.S. pharmacy '47), 
director of pharmacy services at Waynesboro 
(Va.) Community Hospital, received the 1976 
Harvey A. K. Whitney lecture award, the 
highest honor awarded by the American Soci- 
ety of Hospital Pharmacists. He will be honored 
at the Society's midyear clinical meeting in 
Anaheim, Calif., December 7, at which time he 
will present a lecture. 

Adolph Carl Lueckert (B.S. pharmacy '47) 
was recently promoted to assistant director of 
pharmacy at Norfolk (Va.) General Hospital. 


Marilyn Cohen Olarsch (M . S . S . W . '50) is the 
social work supervisor at United Celebral Palsy 
of Queens (N.Y.), a vocational training center 
for the physically, mentally, and emotionally 
handicapped. She lives on Long Island, N.Y. 

Donald G. Cronan (certificate, commercial art 
'51), advertising manager for the IMC Magnetic 
CorporaHon of Westbury, N.Y., is the founder 
of the newly organized Society of the 
Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley 
Forge. The national hereditary patriotic 
society, organized in March of this year, was 
founded for the purpose of compiling the rolls 
of the encampment and of preserving the 
identities of the individual soldiers, especially 
those honored dead who, with one exception, 
lie in unmarked graves. More than 3,000 
soldiers died in and around Valley Forge, Pa., 
while encamped there with General George 
Washington during the winter of 1777-1778. 
The society has been accepted as a federally- 
registered Bicentennial project. 

Beverley F. Carson (B.S. pharmacy '53) has 
bought the Jones Drug Company in Franklin, 
Va. He and his family moved to Franklin from 

Kd.incikc Rapids, N.( . 

Dr. Ted F. Burton (MA). '^,7) h<,s |<.u,. d oh 
obstetrics-gynecology practice in Radford, Va. 
He moved with his wife, Phyllis C. Burton 
(nursing '57), and family from New Bern, N.C., 
where he was in private practice. 

Dr. Vernon C. Howerton (D.D.S. '57), im- 
mediate past-president of the Virginia Or- 
thodontic Society, has been elected a director of 
the society. He practices dentistry in Lynch- 
burg, Va. 

Oliver A. Pamplin (B.M.E. organ '57) is now 
organist and choir director at Christ Episcopal 
Church in Charlottesville, Va. 

Raleigh E. (Neil) Britton, Jr. (B.F.A. '59; 
M.F.A. crafts '73) has joined the faculty of 
Virginia Wesleyan College as assistant profes- 
sor of art. He has been a part-time art instructor 
at the Norfolk school since 1970. Prior to 
assuming his present teaching post, Neil 
served as an art consultant for the Buena Vista 
(Va.) City Schools and as an art instructor for 
the Newport News (Va.) City Schools. 

A novel entitled Even Cou'girls Get the Blues by 
Tom Robbins (B.S. journalism '59) has been 
published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 
Boston . A reviewer, commenting in the May 23, 
1976, Neiu York Times Book Revieio, wrote that 
"Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a Whole Earth 
narrative . . . and a retelling of Tom Robbins's 
first novel Another Roadside Attraction, now 
something of a hippie classic." The reviewer 
went on to state that "Cowgirls is entertaining 
and . . . often instructive. Tom Robbins is one 
of our best practitioners of high foolishness." 
Robbins lives in northwestern Washington 

Otti Y. Windmueller (B.F.A. fashion design 
'59), professor and chairman of VCU's Depart- 
ment of Fashion Design, has stepped down as 
department chairman to devote full time to 
teaching. During the eleven years she was 
chairman, Windmueller built a national reputa- 
tion for the department. She attracted celebrity 
fashion designers to the campus. She Instituted 
European and New York seminars so students 
could visit the showrooms of some of the 
world's top fashion designers. She established 
the department's own apparel museum where 
students can study construction techniques, 
detailed handwork, and fabrics. She adapted a 
German pattern-making system and incorpo- 
rated it into the curriculum. And she worked 
with Thalhimers department store to establish 
an annual full scholarship for a worthy student. 


William F. Copeland (B.S. pharmacy '60) 
owns Carroll Drug Company in HillsN-ille, Va. 

Ann Fitchett Ober (B.S." journalism '60). 
information officer at the Virginia EmploNtnent 
Commission for five years, resigned her posi- 
tion with the commission in September to 
accept a similar job with the Virginia DiN-ision of 
Motor Vehicles. As chief of the DM\"s public 
information office, Ober is responsible for the 
agency's Citizens Services Education Program. 
While at the VEC, she received national recog- 
nition from the National Federation of Press 

AH. Robins Company has selected John D. 
Taylor (B.S. advertising '6(1) as its new dutrcUit 
of public affairs. Taylor joined the Richmond 
pharmaceutical firm in 1973. 

Southern States Ctxjpcrative has promoted 
Luther R. Wright (B S. business '61), of 
Richmond, to director of transp<irtation ser- 
vices. Wright joined Southern States in 1%1, 

Dr. Richard E. Hardy (MS rehabilitation 
counseling '62), chairman of VCU's Depart- 
ment of Rehabilitation Counseling, and Dr. 
John G. Cull, director of VCU's Regional 
Counseling Training Program, addressed the 
Intemational Conference on Neurological Re- 
habilitation of the World Federation of Neurol- 
ogy in Raanada, Israel, in June. Their subject 
was traumatic brain damage and rehabilitation. 

A man's study designed by Harry Hinson 
(B.F.A. interior design '62) was the subject of a 
two-page spread in the August issue of Interior 
Design magazine. Hinson and twelve other 
New York City interior designers turned a 1903 
vintage townhouse overlcxjking Central Park 
into 1976 model living spaces for the benefit of 
the Kips Bay Boys' Club. Hinson's interior was 
one of four the magazine chose to reproduce. 
The magazine quoted Hinson as saying that his 
aim was to make the room "both comfortable 
and stylish without being ostentatious." The 
beige and white cotton fabric he used to cover 
the walls and for the draperies was manufac- 
tured by his own firm, Hirison & Company. 

Ashton D. Mitchell, Jr. (B.F.A. commercial 
art '62), director of advertising for Miller & 
Rhoads, was presented the advertising- 
person-of-the-year award last May by the 
Advertising Club of Richmond. 

Thomas M. Robertson (M.S. distributive 
education '62), of Salem, Va.. is employed as 
regional manager of the financial promotior\s 
division of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company 
for North and South Carolina. He pre\iouslv 
was vice-president and director of marketing at 
Mountain Trust Bank. 

Howard R. Sherman (B.S. business '62) has 
been elected president of the International 
Association of Health Unden%Titers. Sherman. 
a resident of Richmond, began his insurance 
career in 1963 with the Life Insurance Company 
of Virginia. Since 1968 he has been a general 
agent for Pro\ident Life and .Accident Insur- 
ance Company. 

Frank R. Bennett (B.S. pharmacv' '63) re- 
ceived his M.S. degree in rehabilitation coun- 
seling from \CU in May. Frank, ^vho has been 
blind since 1T2 as a result of diabetes, works as 
a \ocational evaluator at the Virginia Rehabili- 
tation Center for the Blind. His job is to help 
\isuaUy-handicapped persons become self- 
employed by 0{:>erating vending stands. He and 
his \\ife and three children live in Mechanics- 
\-iIle, Va. 

WiUiam T. Guthrow (B.S. accounting '63). of 
Richmond, has been appointed director of 
information services for the Richmond. Fred- 
ericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company. 
He joined the RF&P in l'^64 as a special 

Elizabeth .-Vrm Kibler White-Huist ^B.S. 
nursing t>4: M.S. nursing '73), formerh- public 
health nursing supervisor for the Southside 
(Va.) Health District, has returned to MCV, 



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where she is currently enrolled in the family 
nurse practitioner program. Once she earns her 
certificate, she plans to join a group practice in 
Chase City, Va. 

Thomas C. Thompson (B.F. A commercial art 
and design '65) was promoted to design 
coordinator in the art department of the R]R 
Archer Company, a subsidiary of R. J . Reynolds 
Industries and a manufacturer of packaging 
materials, giftwrap, ribbons, and bows. 
Thompson joined Archer, located in Winston- 
Salem, N.C., in 1965. At the time of his 
promotion he was a senior design artist. 

William H. Townsend (B.S. '65; M.S. busi- 
ness '71), supervisor of business education for 
Chesterfield County (Va.) schools since 1974, 
has been appointed director of vocational and 
adult education for the county. 

McDonald Franklin, Jr. (M.S. social work 
'66), formerly an assistant professor in the 
School of Social Work at VCU, is now assistant 
director of program development and evalua- 
tion at Southside Virginia Training Center for 
the Mentally Retarded, located in Dinwiddie, 

Catherine Robertson (B.F. A. fine arts '66), 
who earned a master's degree from the Univer- 
sity of Hartford, teaches art at Manchester High 
School near Richmond. Her leisure hours are 
divided between creating metal sculpture in her 
studio and classes in automobile repair at 
Richmond Technical Center. 

Rudy Shackelford (B.M. composition and 
organ '66) was guest composer for an interna- 
tional festival of contemporary organ music 
held in June at the University of Hartford's 
Hartt College of Music. Shackelford's commis- 
sioned musical melodrama, "The Wound- 
Dresser," based on the Civil War writings of 
Walt Whitman, was premiered. Last April a 
concert devoted entirely to Shackelford's music 
and poetry was presented at Ripon College in 
Wisconsin, where he was guest composer and 

H. Herbert Stanley, Jr. (B.S. accounting '67) 
has joined the firm of R. Edward Brown, Jr., 
CPA, in the practice of accounting in Urbanna, 
Va. He formerly was comptroller at Mizpah 
Nursing Home in Locust HUl, Va. 

W. Joseph Webber (B.S. sociology and social 
welfare '67), a former director of housing at 
VCU, is the new director of the housing system 
office at East Texas State University. Prior to 
moving to Commerce, Tex., last August, Web- 
ber was assistant director of residence haUs at 
the University of Tennessee in KnoxvUle. He 
earned an M.S. degree at the University of 

Bank of Virginia has promoted Charles M. 
Diggs (B.S. psychology '68) from branch officer 
to assistant vice-president. Diggs, who joined 
the bank in 1972, was a branch officer in 

Bonnie Prinlz Gorski (B.F. A. art education 
'68) teaches art part time at the Maryland 
Institute, College of Art, in Baltimore and at 
Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md. 
This month Harford Community College is 
exhibiting some of her recent paintings and 
drawings. Bonnie lives in Seven Valleys, Pa. 

Mary Marshall Gaunt Miller (B.S. nursing 
'68) has received an M.S. degree in nursing 
from the Medical College of Georgia and now 
resides in Savannah, Ga., where she teaches 
nursing at Armstrong State College. 

Raymond J. Verbit (B.S. management '68) 
has been promoted to supervisor of marketing 
and sales research for Merck Sharp & Dohme, a 
pharmaceutical manufacturer based in West 
Point, Pa. Prior to his promotion, he was a 

senior marketing analyst. He also has been 
elected president of the Israel Numismatic 
Society of Pennsylvania. 

William M. Anderson, Jr. (B.S. business '69) 
is the new vice-president for development and 
management information systems at Mary 
Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. 
Anderson, who holds a master's degree from 
the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, 
formerly was director of planning and man- 
agement information systems for the West 
Virginia Board of Regents. 

United Virginia Bankshares has elected Wil- 
liam M. Ginther (B.S. business management 
'69; M.S. business '74) assistant vice-president. 
Ginther joined a subsidiary of the bank holding 
company in 1967 and was transferred to Rich- 
mond in 1969. 

Central National Bank of Richmond has 
named Bartholomew F. Munnelly (A.S. data 
processing '69; B.S. business administration 
'71) an operations officer. 

Eugene Taylor, Jr. (B.F. A. communication 
arts '69) has been named vice-president and 
general manager of Lawler Ballard Little Adver- 
tising agency in Richmond. Taylor, who has 
been with the agency three years, has worked 
for the firm as account executive, creative 
director, and art director. He has won many 
regional and national advertising awards, in- 
cluding best in show in the Richmond Addy 

Robert C. Vogler (B.S. sociology '69) has 
been named assistant principal and athletic 
director of George Washington Carver High 
School in Fieldale, Va. He received his master's 
degree in educational administration from the 
University of Virginia in 1975. 

Three-dimensional constructed canvases by 
Doris W. Woodson (M.F.A. painting '69) were 
displayed during the month of August at the 
Richmond Public Library. Woodson is an 
assistant professor of fine arts at Virginia State 
College in Petersburg. 


Ray C. Davis (B.S. sociology '70) has been 
promoted to vice-president and security officer 
of Bank of Virginia Company. Davis, who 
joined the bank seven years ago, is responsible 
for building operations, food services, and 
telephone communications at the bank's new 
corporate headquarters in western Henrico 
County. He was the first president of the 
Virginia Bank Security Association and is a 
past-president of the Virginia Credit Card 
Investigation Association. 

Arthur P. Foley (B.S. business administra- 
tion '70) has been appointed director of finance 
and business affairs at Shepherd College, 
Shepherdstown, W.Va. Before his appoint- 
ment, he was employed in the finance and 
facilities section of the West Virginia Board of 
Regents, the statewide governing board of 
pubhc institutions of higher education. Earlier 
this year he completed the requirements for the 
Master of Public Administration degree at the 
West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. 

Lise S. Hoffman (B.S. recreational leader- 
ship '70), a sales representative for Organon, a 
manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, has been 
assigned to the Washington, D.C., area. Prior 
to assuming her new position, Lise was 
employed by the Richmond Nephrology As- 

James E. Kusterer (B.S. chemistry '70), a 
Richmond chemist, holds three patents which 
have led to his designation by the New York 

Times as "the time capsule industry's leading 
technical consultant." When Reynolds Metal 
Company decided to present bicentennial time 
capsules to the governors of the fifty states, 
Reynolds engaged Kusterer as a consultant to 
the project. Later, the Times followed with a 
stt)ry about the new interest in time capsules. 
Kusterer began his research in the late sixties on 
the preservation of paper with money provided 
by the Ford Foundation, the Council for Library 
Resources, and the Library of Congress. The 
processes he developed involves neutralizing 
the chemicals in paper and ink, permitting 
printed items to be preserved almost in- 
definitely. Kusterer, who recently earned a 
master's degree in chemistry from VPI, owns 
his own company. Time Capsules. He also 
works as a laboratory manager for the Johns- 
Man ville Corporation. 

Dr. Charles E. 0'Rear{Ph.D. pharmaceutical 
chemistry '70), former director of Virginia's 
Bureau of Forensic Science, is now chairman of 
the Department of Forensic Science at George 
Washington University in Washington, D.C. 

L. Earl Pace, Jr. (B.S. accounting '70), of 
Lynchburg, Va., has been promoted to senior 
tax acountant with the certified public account- 
ing firm of Faine, Harell and Larmer of 

JohnT. Shanholtz(B.S. business administra- 
tion '70), of Bayside, Wis., has been advanced 
to assistant regional director of agencies in the 
agency department at Northwestern Mutual 
Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee. In his 
new position he acts as liaison between the 
home office and the thirty-six general agencies 
in the central region. John went to NWL's 
Milwaukee home office in 1975 as assistant 
superintendent of education and field training, 
the post he held prior to his promotion 
September 1. 

While filming a documentary examining how 
real-life police officers differ from their 
fictionalized TV counterparts, WXEX-TV repor- 
ter Fred Whiting (B.F.A. drama education '70) 
and a cameraman became involved in an 
episode proving Whiting's thesis that "what 
happens in real life is as exciting, and maybe 
more so than, what happens on TV." As they 
were filming a patrolman stopping cars for 
routine traffic inspections, they encountered 
two escaped convicts who pulled a gun and fled 
the scene. The patrolman pursued the fleeing 
car. Whiting and the cameraman followed. The 
high-speed chase ended in a Richmond resi- 
dential neighborhood with one of the convicts 
fleeing into a house and taking five people 
hostage, one of them the sister of former U.S. 
Senator Sam Ervin. The WXEX-TV news team 
filmed the episode and TV Guide carried the 
story in its August 7-13 issue. 

Robert G. Woodson, Jr. (B.S. business 
administration '70), a May graduate of T. C. 
Williams School of Law at the University of 
Richmond, has opened a practice in Cumber- 
land, Va. 

Dr. Ronald G. Adleman (B.S. biology '71; 
D.D.S. '75) recently opened a dental practice in 
the Greene County, Va., village of Stan- 
dardsville. He previously was associated with a 
practice in Accomac, Va. 

Kathy Atkins (B.F.A. interior design '71) is 
studying weaving with Magdalena Abaka- 
nowicz at the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan, 
Poland. Kathy has gotten a good look at 
Polish life; she lives with a Polish family in 
which only the eighteen-year-old son speaks 
English. She first became interested in weaving 
in connection with decorating. She worked in 
interior design in Nevv Orleans a couple of 

years, then returned to Richmond and to(jk a 
weaving class at the Hand Work Shop. That led 
to another class in weaving at VCU. She later 
applied for and received a Fulbright grant to 

study in Poland. 

Clarice Andrews Christian (M.Ld. elemen- 
tary education '71) has been promoted from 
principal to elementary supervisor by the 
Chesterfield County (Va.) Public Schools. 
Christian, who joined the school system in 
I960, had been principal at Reams Elementary 
School since 1974. In her new posiHon, she 
works with elementary school science depart- 
ments and the summer school program. 

Marshall L. Haney (B.A. history '71), who 
earned his law degree from the University of 
Richmond's T. C. Williams School of Law, has 
been serving as acting commonwealth's attor- 
ney for Essex County, Va. He was appointed to 
the post after elected prosecutor Paul S. Trible, 
Jr., received a leave of absence to run for a seat 
in Congress. Haney's appointment is effective 
until December 1. Haney, chairman of the 
Essex Republican Party Committee, is married 
to the former Helen (Kitty) Hammond (B.S. 
business education '72). 

Dr. John G. Larson (M.H.A. '71) assumed an 
appointment in the Department of Hospital 
and Health Administration at MCV last July. 
John, who received his Ph.D. degree in health 
care administration from the University of 
Manchester (England), was a consuhant with 
the firm of Ernst and Ernst before joining the 
faculty as assistant professor. 

Edward J. Maynes (B.S. management '71), a 
licensed real estate broker, has assumed the 
position of vice president-property manage- 
ment with the Richmond realty firm of Rucker 
and Wchardson. Maynes specializes in man- 
agement and the sale of investment properties. 

Elizabeth Ann Meyer (M.S. occupational 
therapy '71) has moved from Utica, N.Y., to 
Birmingham, Ala., where she has been ap- 
pointed chairman of the occupational therapy 
department in the School of Community and 
Allied Health Resources at the University of 

June Arden Renfrew (B.F.A. dramatic arts 
and speech '71) is currently the general man- 
ager for the national tour of Eleanor, starring 
Academy Award-winner Eileen Heckart, 
which played the Virginia Museum Theatre in 
April. Renfrow has been the companv manager 
for several Broadway shows, has appeared in 
several commercials, and has been on the CBS 
soap opera "The Secret Storm." She also 
appeared with Shirley Booth and Gig Young in 
the national tour of Harvexi. She presently 
makes her home in Los Angeles, where she is 
general manager of the Group Repertor\- Thea- 
ter, which won the 1975 Los Angeles Drama 
Desk Award. This year she will produce her 
first play. 

Mitchell B. Smith (M.H.A. '71) has assumed 
the position of associate executive director at 
Bristol Memorial Hospital in Bristol, Tenn. 

Dr. Thomas G. Smith (M.D. '71) has com- 
pleted graduate medical training at the Mavo 
Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, 

Dr. Adam Steinberg (M.D. '71) has joined 
the staff of Johnston Memorial Hospital in 
Abingdon. Va., in the practice of internal 
medicine. Dr. Steinberg ser\-ed his internship 
and residency at New 'l ork Hospital in New- 
York Citv. Prior to moWng to Abingdon, he 
was affiliated with the U.S. PubUc Health 
Service in Havsi, Va. 

From Melinda Browne Bradford (B.S. 
elementary education 72): "Whatever hap- 


For Christmas giving. Barclay 
Sheaks, one of Virginia's foremost 
artists, uas commissioned by the 
Alumni Activities Office to 
execute limited-edition watercolor 
prints of the Eg\'ptian Building 
on the MCV campus and the Ad- 
ministration Building on the 
academic campus. These indi\-id- 
ually signed reproductions are 16" 
by 20" and are priced at S25 each. 

Alumni ActiN-ities Office 

Virginia Commonwealth Universih,- 

Richmond, Virginia 23284 

Please make checks payable to 
Virginia Commonicealth Unirersihj 

Please send me: 

n watercolor print(s) of the Eg\-ptian 
Building postpaid @ S25 

n watercolor print(sl of the Adminis- 
tration Building postpaid @ S25 




and Diplomas 



Class Rings 

Even if you failed to buy a class ring 
as a student, you can now order one. 
Rings for both men and women are 
available in a wide variety of styles. 
For more information and a price list, 
write for a ring order kit and please, 
specify whether the ring is for a man 
or a woman. 

vmamiA commonwealth univehsity 

Confirmation Diplomas 

If you earned a degree (not a certificate] 
from Richmond Professional Institute 
prior to its becoming Virginia Com- 
monwealth University, you can get a 
confirmation diploma from VCU. Just 
write for an application form and 
return it with $10 to cover the cost 
of the new diploma. 

For the confirmation diploma applica- 
tion form and the ring order kit-price 
list, please write: Alumni Activities 
Office, Virginia Commonwealth Uni- 
versity, Richmond, Virginia 23284. 

pened to Gregory R. Bradford (B.S. business 
administration '74)? Why, he has just 
graduated from the University of San Diego 
School of Law (May 1976) and will be returning 
to Washington, D.C., to practice." 

Dr. Reid J. Daitzman (M.S. clinical psychol- 
ogy '72), assistant professor of psychiatry with 
the Adult Psychiatric Clinic at the University of 
Virginia School of Medicine, has placed first in 
the Social Issues 1976 Dissertation Award 
competition. Daitzman, who earned his Ph.D. 
degree from the University of Delaware last 
June, received an award of $1,200 for his 
dissertation, "Personality Correlates of Andro- 
gens and Estrogens." The competition was 
sponsored by Psychology Today magazine. 

W. Roy Edwards (B.S. economics '72) is 
assistant operations officer of United Virginia 
Bankshares in Richmond. Edwards joined the 
bank-holding company in 1970. 

Valerie Emerson (M.S.W. '72) is executive 
director of the Virginia Commission for Chil- 
dren and Youth. "Val," at age thirty-one, may 
well be the youngest head of a Virginia state 
agency. Prior to her appointment, she worked 
in the Division of State Planning and Commun- 
ity Affairs. 

David L. Griffith (B.S. advertising '72) has 
joined the staff of the Public Relations Institute 
in Richmond as an account executive. He 
previously attended the Graduate School of 
Communications at the University of Tennes- 
see and worked as director of public relations 
for Memorial Hospital in Danville, Va. 

JamesD. Hsieh (M.S.W. '72), of Puntarenas, 
Costa Rica, was awarded an M.B.A. degree in 
May by Rutgers, the State University of New 

John F. Hughes, Jr. (A.S. electrical-elec- 
tronics technology '72) has been appointed 
operations supervisor for Virginia Electric and 
Power Company's facilities in Roanoke Rapids, 
N.C. He has worked for Vepco since 1966. 

Dr. Frederick William Mayer (B.S. science 
'72), who received his M.D. degree in May from 
Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake 
Forest University, has begun house officer 
training in otolaryngology at the U. S. Naval 
Hospital in San Diego, Calif. 

Major Walter C. Anderson III (M.D. '73) is 
spending a two-year assignment in Iran as chief 
internist for a fifty-bed hospital which serves 
some 5,000 Americans, including those 
stationed at the U. S. embassy. Since graduating 
from MCV, Major Anderson has completed a 
one-year internship in Hawaii and has done a 
residency in internal medicine. 

The University of Pittsburgh has awarded 
Geary H. Davis (B.S. advertising '73) a master's 
degree in business administration. Davis, who 
concentrated in finance, is now working as a 
controller trainee with Container Corporation 
of America in Chicago, 111. 

Ronald S. Gerhart (B.S. advertising '73; M.S. 
business '75) has been appointed manager of 
marketing services for Titmus Optical company 
in Petersburg, Va. He previously was em- 
ployed by the Thomas S. Lipton company as a 
merchandise specialist. 

Donald C. Gooding (B.S. management '73) 
has been promoted by the Timken Company of 
Canton, Ohio, from associate industrial en- 
gineer to department supervisor. 

Anthony J. Guagenti (B.S. economics '73), of 
Lynbrook, N.Y., is now assistant manager at 
Manufacturers Hanover Trust's Bushwick 
office. Guagenti joined the bank in 1973 as a 
commercial lending officer and has held posi- 
tions in all phases of credit training. He also is 
currently attending Adelphi University Gradu- 

ate School. 

The Norfolk Symphony has hired David L. 
Hall (B.M. music '73), of Fredericksburg, Va., as 
the symphony's principal French horn player 
for the 1976-77 season. David earned a master's 
degree with honors in French horn performance 
from the New England Conservatory of Music. 
Col. Robert E. Harris (Ph.D. microbiology 
'73) chief of obstetrics service at Wilford Hall 
USAF Medical Center at Lackland AFB, Tex., 
received the Purdue Frederick Award at the 
annual meeting of the American College of 
Obstetrics-Gynecology. The award recognizes 
his coauthorship of the year's outstanding 
paper, "The Association of Lymphocytotoxic 
Antibodies with Obstetrical Complications." 
Dr. Harris is also an associate clinical professor 
at the University of Texas Medical School in San 
Antonio. He received his M.D. degree from the 
University of Virginia in 1961. 

Deborah E. Harrison (B.F.A. art education 
'73; M.Ed, counselor education '76) is resident 
director at West Virginia Institute of Technol- 
ogy in Montgomery, W.Va. 

Dr. Thomas H. Sperry (M.D. '73), a family 
practitioner, has established a practice in Vir- 
ginia Beach, Va. After serving his internship at 
Riverside Hospital in Hampton, Va., Dr. 
Sperry specialized in family practice at General 
Hospital of Virginia Beach. 

Dr. Kenneth W. Stanley (M.Ed, special 
education '73), who was awarded his doctorate 
degree in educational administration last June 
by VPl, is currently serving as a high school 
administrator in Graham, N.C, where he lives 
with his wife, the former Donna Lee Lacy 
(M.Ed, administration and supervision '73). 

In August Lynda Maxey Trawick (M.S. 
nursing '73), assistant executive director of the 
Virginia Nurses Association, is now acting 
executive director. Trawick has also worked at 
MCV as a staff and head nurse, as an 
instructor-counselor in the nurse internship 
program, and as a coordinator and instructor in 
the clinical continuing education program. 

William F. Webb (A.S. electrical technology 
'73) is in his second year as an electronics 
instructor for the Loudoun County Public 
Schools in Leesburg, Va. 

Rev. Daniel O. Worthington, Jr. (B.A. 
philosophy '73), who earned his Master of 
Divinity degree from Virginia Theological 
Seminary, is serving a year as a deacon before 
his ordination into the priesthood next spring. 
On July Fourth he held his first service as the 
new minister of Piedmont Episcopal Church in 
Madison, Va. Worthington returned to Virginia 
last spring after a year in Point Hope, Alaska. 
There he assisted native leaders in establishing 
a parish in a small Eskimo village. 

Dr. John W. Burton III (D.D.S. '74), after 
completing two years of dental practice with 
the army at Ft. Bragg, N. C, has joined a 
practice in Suffolk, Va. 

Adele McDaniel Glensky (B.S. physical 
therapy '74) has been named director of physi- 
cal therapy at the Tidewater Rehabilitation 
Institute in Norfolk. She joined the institute a 
year ago and was named its acting director in 
February. She lives in Smithfield, Va. 

Hal Oliver (B.S. health and physical educa- 
tion '74), of Williamsburg, Va., has returned to 
York Academy as football and baseball coach. 
Hal, a graduate of York, once played football 
and baseball at the academy. He taught two 
years at Surry Academy. 

Ernest A. Poe (B.S. elementary education 
'74), a senior at Southeastern Baptist Seminary 
in Wake Forest, N.C, is assistant pastor of 
High Street Baptist Church in Roanoke, Va. 

G. Emesf Skaggs {M.Ed, counselor educa- 
tion 74), a luachcT at James E. Mallonee School 
in Hopewell, Va., has earned his fifth master's 
degree. In May Skaggs received a master's 
degree in rehabilitation counseling from VCU. 
In addition to another master's degree from 
VCU, Skaggs has earned a master's in school 
administration from Radford College, a mas- 
ter's in theology from the Presbyterian School 
of Religious Education, and a master's in 
humanities from the University of Richmond. 

Dr. Robert B. Stroube (M.D. '74), assistant 
director of the Prince William (Va.) District 
Health Department, spent his first six months 
on the job in the county jail. Actually, he was 
treating patients in the first jail sick-call pro- 
gram operated by a health department in 
Virginia. Dr. Stroube, the most recent graduate 
of the three-year residency training program in 
public health sponsored by MCV and the 
Virginia Department of Health, divides his time 
between administrative duties and seeing pa- 
tients in various clinics. He earned a master's 
degree in public health from Johns Hopkins. 

Dot's Pastry Shop, a Richmond institution 
since the 1940s, has been acquired by Ukrop's 
Super Markets and is now being managed by 
Louis Underwood (B.S. marketing '74), a 
graduate of the American Institute of Baking. 
Ukrop's plans to sell Dot's popular birthday 
cakes in its seven Richmond-area stores. 

Iwanna Melnyezyn Walker (A.S. informa- 
tion systems '74; B.S. business administration 
and management and information systems '76) 
is employed as a senior computer programmer 
with the State Department of Corrections. She 
also serves as an information specialist with the 
2120th Public Information Detachment of the 
Virginia Army National Guard. She resides in 
Louisa, Va. 

Dr. RobertKeithBelote(M.D. '75) has joined 
the Blackstone (Va.) Family Practice Center, 
where he will serve a two-year residency in 
family medicine. 

Dr. Donald Eldridge Carwile (M.D. '75) has 
begun a two-year residency at the Blackstone 
Family Practice Center. He and his wife. Dee 
Elder Carwile (B.S. pharmacy '74), live in 
Blackstone, Va. 

Roy C. Cheeley (B.S. accounting '75) has 
been elected assistant vice-president of Wheat, 
First Securities, a Richmond-based brokerage 
firm. Roy joined the firm in 1972 as a member of 
the data processing department. In 1973 he was 
named director of purchasing and was recently 
appointed to head the administrative services 

James B. Covington (B.A. political science 
75) is a second-year law student at the 
Uruversity of Virginia. His wife, Elizabeth 
Alexander Covington (B.S. special education 
'75), is teaching trainable mentallv retarded 
teenagers at Albemarle High School in Charlot- 

Edward DeFreitas (B.S. science '75), a 
second-year medical student at MCV, received 
an A. D.' WiUiams summer fellowship at MCV. 
Each year the fellowships are granted to 
outstanding students at VCU's health sciences 
division. The funds are used to support student 

The new superintendent of Charles Cit\' 
(Va.) schools is Michael D. Denoia (M.Ed, 
administration and supervision '75). Denoia, 
who earned a doctoral degree in education from 
the University' of South Carolina, recently 
published a book. Out- at a Time, All at Once. 
about how to individualize instruction in the 

Dr. Clay Devening (D.D.S. 75) has begun a 

general practice in dentistry in Hillsville, Va. 

The Chesterfield County (Va.) public vh<x>\ 
system has announced the promotion of Larry 
Elliott (B.S. English education '69; M.l.d. 
administration and supervision '75) to assistant 
principal at Robious Junior High School. Prior 
to his appointment, he taught hnglish at 
Manchester High School. 

Louise Ellis (B.S. administration of justice 
and public safety '75), of Flint Hill, Va., is a 
probation and panjie officer serving Fauquier, 
Loudoun, and Rappahannock counties. She 
deals mainly with drug and alcohol abuses 
cases and with female probationers. Before 
assuming her present duties last May, Louise 
worked for the Winchester (Va.) General Dis- 
trict Court. 

Robert L. Gordon (M.H.A. '75), formerly 
administrator of the Riverside Hospital Com- 
munity Mental Health Center in Newport 
News, Va., is new assistant administrator of 
Westbrook Psychiatric Hospital in Richmond. 
Gordon, a member of the Association of Mental 
Health Administrators, also holds an MA. 
degree from the University of Richmond. 

Drs. Garry H. Kuiken (M.D. '75) and Ben H. 
Mcllwaine (M.D. '75) began the two-year 
residency program in family medicine at the 
Blackstone (Va.) Family Practice Center last 

Margaret Murray Mead (M.S. rehabilitation 
counseling '75) has accepted a position as 
instructor of nursing with Dabney S. Lancaster 
Community College at Clifton Forge, Va. She 
received her B.S. degree in nursing from Duke 

Dr. C. L. Powell, Jr. (M.D. '75) is serving at 
the Blackstone Family Practice Center, where 
he is involved in a two-year residency program. 
He and his wife, Susan Proffitt Powell (B.S. 
nursing '73), live in Amelia, Va. 

Christ Episcopal Church in Spotsylvania, 
Va., has acquired its first full-time vicar, the 
Reverend Tom Reed (post-graduate certificate 
in patient counseling '75). This past year Rev. 
Reed studied Reformation history at Oxford 
University in England. He received his ordina- 
tion upon his return to this countr\'. 

Marvin R. Blum (B.S. business administra- 
tion and management '76), who joined the 
Insurance Management Corporation three 
years ago, has been elected vice-president of 
the company. He lives in Richmond. 

Charles V. Bryson (B.S. administration of 
justice and public safet)' '76) is a sergeant in the 
campus police department at VCU, where he is 
completing course requirements for a master's 
degree in criminal justice administration. 

Grace A. Cashon (B.A. English '76), super- 
visor of the electrocardiography department at 
MCV at the time of her retirement in 1970, 
completed the requirements for her bachelor's 
degree in May, ending part-time studies that 
began in 1953. Cashon, seventy-one, oversees 
the operation of her 180-acre farm, Shrubber.- 
HUl, located near Montpelier. Va. 

Several pieces of porcelain and stoneware bv 
James Chalkley (B.F.A. crafts '76) were exhi- 
bited at the DeLong Studio in Virginia Beach, 
Va., during the summer. 

Stephen Chovanec (B.F.A. communication 
arts and design '76) won first prize in the third 
annual Nikon Nutshell Student Photo Con- 
test. His color entr\- won for him SI, 500 worth 
of Nikon camera equipment. 

Carl Clary (B.S. accounting '76) is emploved 
by United Virginia Bankshares. 

Constance A. Curran (B.A. English '76) is 
enrolled in a seven-month business course at 
the Pan American School in Richmond. 

The History 
of RPI 

Dr. Henry H. Hibbs has v\Tilfen a 
personal account of Richmond Profes- 
sional Institute from its modest begin- 
ning in 1917 to its consolidation with 
the Medical College of Virginia to form 
Virginia Commonwealth University- 
in 1968. The book, entitled The Histor>- 
of the Richmond Professional Listitule, 
is hardbound in an attractive S' Vll" 
format, contains 164 pages, and is 
generously illustrated uith photo- 
graphs and drawings. 

The book, priced at 512.50. has been 
published by the RPI Foundation and 
is available exclusively through the 
Alumni Activities Office. 

Alumni Activities Office 

Virginia Commonwealth University 

Richmond, Virginia 232S4 

Please make checks payable to 
Virginia Coinmomcealth University 

Please send me: 

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Up against the wall 

The Rams know. they have their backs to 
the waU as they open their 1976-1977 
season November 29 against North 
Carolina A & T. Not only are the players 
young and inexperienced, but with only 
a month before the season opener they 
found themselves playing for someone 
other than Coach Chuck Noe. On October 
26, Noe, head basketball coach and ath- 
letic director for the past six years, 
resigned, throwing both duties into the 
hands of Lewis Mills, assistant athletic 
director. Mills, who was head basketball 
coach at the University of Richmond from 
1963 to 1974, will coach the basketbaU 
team only until such time as a new head 
coach can be named. Graduation and 
defections have depleted the team's 
ranks, leaving Mills with a team short on 
experience as VCU enters its fourth 
season in major college competition. 

The season's schedule is considered the 
toughest in the Rams' history. VCU will 
play the University of Virginia for the first 
time in the opening round of the Richmond 
Times- Dispatch Invitational Tournament at 
the Richmond Coliseum December 29-30. 
The Cavaliers, of Charlottesville, won the 
1976 Atlantic Coast Conference Tourna- 
ment. The four-game invitational tour- 
nament, sponsored by Richmond News- 
papers, matches Virginia's "Big Four." In 
the other opening-round game Virginia 
Tech will play the University of Rich- 
mond. In the tournament's second round 
winner will play winner and loser, loser. 

Local interest will again be high as VCU 
seeks to avenge last season's two 
losses — first by six points and then by 
two — to cross-town rival University of 
Richmond. VCU's at-home schedule also 
features games with Auburn and Middle 
Tennessee. As in past seasons VCU will 

divide its fifteen home appearances be- 
tween the Richmond Coliseum and the 
Franklin Street Gymnasium, located on 
the west campus. 

On the road VCU will go up against 
such nationally recognized basketball 
powerhouses as the University of Louis- 
ville, University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts 
University, and the University of North 
Carolina at Charlotte, winner of the 1976 
National Invitational Tournament (NIT) in 
New York City. Away games wUl be 
broadcast over radio by WRVA of 

This year's team includes seven players 
from last year's squad. Returning are 
seniors Norman Barnes and Edd Tatum, 
both 6'8"; juniors Gerald Henderson, 
6'3", Tony DiMaria, 5' 11", and Tim Binnis, 
6' 5"; and sophomores Ren Watson and Pat 
Holmes, both 6'9". 

Gone from last year's squad, which 
posted a season record of sixteen wins and 
nine losses, are cocaptains Tom Motley 
and Keith Highsmith, both seniors last 
year. Also missing are George (Tic) Price 
and Tony HoUoway. Price transfered to 
Virginia Tech; HoUoway, to Norfolk State. 

A shot at the NCAA title? 

VCU has been admitted to the Eastern 
College Athletic Conference (ECAC), giv- 
ing the Rams a chance for a bid to the 1977 
National Collegiate Athletic Association 
(NCAA) basketball tournament. In the 
past, VCU's independent status made it 
difficult for the team to obtain an invita- 
tion to the national tournament. 

In September the ECAC expanded its 
membership to 220 schools by accepting 
ten new members, among them VCU, Old 
Dominion University, and the University 
of Richmond. The league also revamped 
its annual Division I post-season basket- 
ball tournament into three regions. Under 

the new geographic alignment eleven col- 
leges will be eligible for the New England 
playoff; twelve for the Metropolitan New 
York-New Jersey playoff; and thirteen for 
the upstate New York-Southern playoff. 
Four teams will compete in each playoff 
division, with all three regional winners 
advancing to the NCAA tournament. 

ECAC membership in the upstate New 
York-Southern region includes 
Georgetown University, Catholic Univer- 
sity, the U. S. Naval Academy, Saint 
Francis College (Pennsylvania), along 
with new members VCU, Old Dominion, 
and Richmond. 

1976-1977 Basketball Schedule 

Nov. 29 North Carolina A&T** 

Dec. 1 South Carolina State* 

4 University of Richmond** 

6 University of Louisville 

11 Middle Tennessee State** 

13 Southeastern* 

16 Auburn** 

18 Georgia Southern** 

29-30 Big Four Tournament** 

Jan. 4 Western Carolina University 

12 Methodist CoUege* 

18 Boston University 

22 Georgia State** 

27 University of Tulsa 

29 Oral Roberts University 

Feb. 5 Wright State College* 

7 Western Carolina University** 
12 Delaware State CoUege* 

14 University of South Alabama 

17 Robert Morris College* 

19 Georgia Southern 

23 University of South Alabama** 
26 University of Richmond 

Mar. 1 Liberty Baptist College* 

4 University of North Carolina- 
*Franklin Street Gymnasium 
**Richmond Coliseum 

Rams begin the season without the services of Coach Chuck Noe, who resigned in October after six seasons at VCU. 


The Rams are back and are ready to 
run. But they need you to cheer them 
on. The dollars you supply through 
ticket purchases are critical to the 
success of VCU's expanding athletic 
program. Act now to get the best re- 

served seats. Send your order today. 
VCU has been allotted 2,125 seats for 
the Richmond Times-Dispatch Invita- 
tional Tournament at the Richmond 
Coliseum December 29-30, 1976. The 
tournament, sponsored by Richmond 

Newspapers, matches Virginia's 
"Big Four:" VCU, Virginia Tech, 
University of Virginia, and Univer- 
sity of Richmond. The tickets, priced 
at $16 for the four games, are on sale 
at the VCU athletic ticket office. 

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1977Alunnni Travel Program 

Santo Domingo, capital of 
the Dominican Republic 
and the oldest city in the 
New World, is the perfect 
tropical paradise for your 
winter vacation in the sun. 
The dates for your -Carib- 
bean holiday are January 
3-10, 1977. The price of 
$299 (plus a 15% tax and 
service charge) includes 
your round trip transporta- 
tion to Santo Domingo 
aboard a Braniff Interna- 
tional Airways |et, deluxe 
accommodations at the 
Inter-Continental Embaja- 
dor Hotel, a Welcome Rum 
cocktail party, tennis, pool- 
side chaise lounges, and 
admission to the Embaja- 
dor's Casino. Golf and low- 
cost optional tours are 

Switzerland— with its 

towering Alps, scenic 
meadows, and picturesque 
villages — is your destina- 
tion for a springtime visit to 
Europe. Your tour will 
depart for Zurich on May 1 3 
and will return May 21, 
1977. The price of the trip, 
which includes round trip 
transportation aboard a 
Trans International Airways 
jet, deluxe hotel accommo- 
dations, continental break- 
fast daily, and a city 
sightseeing tour, is $399 
(plus a 1 5% tax and service 
charge). Low cost optional 
tours are also available 

Hawaii, its capital 
Honolulu, and the island of 
Oahu are waiting to bid you 
"Aloha." The price of your 
week's vacation, June 21- 
28, 1977, in the fiftieth slate 
is $41 9 (plus a 1 5% tax and 
service charge). The price 
includes round trip jet 
transportation from 
Richmond to Honolulu 
aboard American Airlines, 
the traditional flower lei 
greeting upon arrival, 
deluxe accommodations at 
the Sheraton-Princess 
Kaiulani hotel, and a sight- 
seeing tour of Honolulu and 
Mt. Tantalus. Low-cost 
optional tours are also 

East Africa and a safari to 
big game country await you 
on our exciting trip to 
Nairobi, Kenya, July 20- 
August 1, 1977. The price 
of $699 includes round trip 
transportation to Nairobi 
aboard a Trans Interna- 
tional Airways jet; deluxe 
hotel accommodations at 
the luxurious Nairobi 
Serena, Masai Serena, and 
the Salt Lick and Ngulia 
game lodges; plus sight- 
seeing and game viewing 
in Nairobi, Amboseli 
National Park, Mt. Kiliman- 
jaro, Tsavo West, Tsavo 
East, and Mombasa. Game 
viewing will be done by late- 
model chauffered minibus 
Expert drivers and couriers 
will be provided 

With the exception of the 
trip to Hawaii, all of the 
tours will depart from Dulles 
Airport near Washington, 
D.C. (The flight to Hawaii 
will depart from Rich- 
mond's Byrd Airport.) The 
price per person is based 
upon double occupancy. 
For additional information, 
please contact the Alumni 
Activities Office, Virginia 
Commonwealth University, 
Richmond, Virginia 23284; 
telephone (804) 770-7125. 

Virginia Commonwealth University 
Alumni Activities Office 
Riclimond, Virginia 23284 

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Enrollment on VCU's academic campus topped 16,000 students this fall. 
For a look at undergraduate admissions policies, see page 14.